What does the top 10 from 2019 season in strokes gained, Tee-to-Green have in common? Part 1 (Takeaway)

In this article, we are going to take a look at the takeaway and what we can learn from the best.

Here is the list of the top 10 players from season 2019 on the PGA tour Tee-to-Green. And we will have a look at all these players takeaway and see if we can find any similarities from them. (Unfortunately, we couldn’t find any footage of Corey Connors for this article)


Right away you should see a pretty obvious pattern.

At shaft parallel to the ground (P2 / Takeaway). You will see that the best ball-strikers on the planet (and the majority of high-level players for that matter) all have the club outside the hands or inline with the hands.

Why is this important you might wonder? Keeping the club outside the hands or inline with the hands makes it easier to set up the top of the backswing and later on get the center of mass moving in a particular fashion. This we will dwell deeper into in part 2 of this series.

Some other things you should notice:

  1. It’s mainly the upper body and arms that have moved the club back into position. The lower body is still very passive at this point.
  2. Trail elbow haven’t started to bend. Both arms are fairly straight still.
  3. The club face is facing the ball.

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