Why so many low-handicaps (like Steph Curry!) use this half-wedge swing thought


Isaiah Vazquez

Steph Curry isn't just good at basketball. He's also extremely good at golf. A better-than-scratch golfer and the latest Golf Digest cover star, whose game we can each learn a little from.

As part of our cover launch, we're breaking down his full swing technique, his putting stroke, and now, we are taking a quick look at his short game.

So why not start with what was perhaps Steph's best-ever shot in competition? His holed, 97-yard three-quarter wedge shot at the American Century Championship last year...

Stick the finish

Did you take a good look at Steph Curry's finish on this three-quarter wedge shot? Take another look.

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His arms and chest are extended straight towards the target, with an abbreviated finish.

This, incidentally, is the same piece of advice Butch Harmon gave to Rory. Shorten your follow-through. There are a few benefits of this:

  • Keeping your follow-through short will allow you to keep this shorter, finesse-first shot aggressive, which will allow you more spin.

All of which is to say, stick the finish. You'll hit crisper half wedge shots because of it.