Four things you can learn from Justin Rose's swing


Justin Rose's technically-sound swing can stand up to pressure

Performance under pressure is greatly helped by a strong technique, and Justin Rose's swing is up there with the best. 

TG Top 50 Coach Gareth Johnson talks about four qualities Rose possesses that you can try to weave into your action.

Trail Wrist Flexed

Note the angle in the back of Justin's right wrist. This 'extended' position allows his left wrist to flatten not just here at the top, but also through impact. That flatter lead wrist helps him create functional clubface alignment – see how the blade points midway between vertical and horizontal – which promotes squareness as it moves through the ball.

Synced body and arms

See how Justin's right elbow sits a fraction lower than the left here at the top, while the top of his right arm remains glued to his side. This helps ensure the arms do not 'lift' the club to the top and keeps shoulder turn in sync with the arm swing. Try hitting some shots with your putter cover under your trail armpit to feel this 'connection'.

Justin Rose

Trail hip moves back

Justin is strong and flexible enough to make a full shoulder turn with only a minimal hip turn. However, even with this small rotation his right hip moves quietly back to allow that upper body coil. Your own degree of flexibility might mandate a bigger hip rotation, but however much you need the key thought is to allow your trail hip pocket to move 'back' to let the shoulders turn.

Knee flex alters

You can see that Justin's right leg has been allowed to extend or straighten a touch from its address position, while the left knee has moved into a more flexed position. This ensures rotation, but also creates the connection to the ground that is the power source of the golf swing. This subtle change in the flex of both knees is crucial for power.