I might have taken a look at his swing years ago but didn’t see anything remarkable (he was very inconsistent, I might have only looked at his slo-mo swings back in ’09 when he won the Players’ Championship).
I caught some of his win in the Deutche Bank last week and decided today to see if there were any good clips of his recent swings on Youtube. His swing looked pretty good, but I didn’t catch any good angles in the tournament when I was watching.
Good thing I did. I don’t know when he changed his swing, but Mr. Stenson has a great-looking and pretty damned good New MCS swing motion.
In fact, you can even see him switching from the front-weighted address preferred by the pros to the right-leg weight balance that is in the New MCS Formula. The only thing is that Stenson starts with a conventional weight balance but then shifts it to the New MCS Formula balance before the take-away.
Henrick Stenson – Down the Line
From there, his swing looks exactly the same as anyone else who would be swinging MCS-style. He’s got the great pivot into the “back pocket” established by the pre-swing weight shift. Then the turn to the top, the nice little left-heel-lift to show the complete transfer of weight and full leverage crank to the top…
Then a nice transfer of the weight starting with the lower body, and he just pummels that ball, never looking as if he’s going to break a sweat.
Are you ready for a shock?
Take a look at this swing from the facing-camera angle.
You want to see the New MCS Formula on the PGA Tour?
Henrick Stenson’s “Formula” Address
Take a look at Stenson’s:
- Ball Position
- Foot Angles
- Head Position to Right Knee At Address
- Right Elbow Alignment to the Right Hip
- Left Arm angle at the Press
- Weight Shift to the Right Leg Before the Swing (slightly different from the Formula in that you start with the weight there).
This is incredible – I probably couldn’t find a more New MCS Formula address position from a pro golfer if I gave one lessons. All I would change with Stenson is to narrow that stance a hair, remove the “squatting” aspect of his posture, and Henrik Stenson would be a prime candidate to teach the theory and mechanics of Mike Austin’s perfected motion (he’s already MCS, nothing I could tell him!).
Wow… I’m still looking at this address position…