Twitter is a great way to see lots of swings every week, but a single photo tells only part of the story.

I’ll get a request to critique finish positions like the ones above, but my answer would be different depending on the kind of shot the player normally hits.

Generally, good shots come when the timing between the body and the hands and arms is working. If your hands and arms are too fast relative to your body, you’ll probably close the clubface and miss left. If the opposite is true and the body is too fast, you’ll probably miss right.

Use your finish to promote the shot you want to hit. If you slice, get your arms and hands moving faster and don’t turn so far through. Beat a hook by turning your body fully to the  finish.

  • Hook Fix
    Focus on making a full body turn all the way to the finish.
  • Slice Fix
    Focus on swinging your hands and arms through faster.


Hank Haney is based at the Hank Haney Golf Ranch, Lewisville, Texas.