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Big Play
BILL BRITTON
March 05, 2007
WHO: Henrik Stenson
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March 05, 2007

Big Play

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WHO: Henrik Stenson

WHAT: 25-yard shot from a greenside waste area

WHERE: 534-yard par-5 10th hole at the Gallery Golf Club

WHEN: 28th hole in the final of the Accenture Match Play

WHY

A Tour pro would hit a long half-blast from the gunch to eight feet maybe once in 10 times. That Stenson did it while standing on one foot with the other splayed on the grassy bank behind him--not to mention that he was one down near the end of the biggest match of his life--demonstrated his amazing balance. It not only allowed Stenson to pull off the carnival shot, but it's also a core element of the powerful swing that he rode to victory.

BILL'S TIP

Four Keys to Perfect Balance

Try this drill to improve your balance, take a half-dozen slow practice swings with a seven iron. At the end of each, stop and check these four keys:

1. Weight over the left foot

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