The Cut : The Cut - Spring 2016
Henderson maintains her spine angle throughout her swing – this prevents her head from moving ahead of the ball and so keeps the right shoulder and arm from working too quickly to the inside. The extension of the ar ms through impact somewhat resembles an ice hockey ‘slap shot’. Henderson has always gripped down on her clubs, so her 122cm driver is held at about 117cm. Because Henderson drops the club on the inside and flattens the swing path when initiating her downswing, she has to rotate her hips quickly to bring the clubhead back to her target line at impact. Thrusting up through both feet on the downswing enables her to create the required hip speed to achieve this – which is why both legs have straightened at impact. ‘Thrusting upward’ motion to speed body rotation results in Henderson’s weight being towards front of both feet at impact.
The Cut - Winter 2016
The Cut - Summer 2017