Henrik Stenson Golf Swing Analysis

Here we take a detailed look at the golf swing of 2016 Open Champion Henrik Stenson

Henrik Stenson Golf Swing

Here we take a detailed look at the golf swing of 2016 Open Champion Henrik Stenson

Henrik Stenson Golf Swing Analysis

Henrik Stenson is undoubtedly one of the game's finest ball strikers, here we take a look at his golf swing.

The Swede won his maiden major championship in 2016 at the Open Championship, outlasting Phil Mickelson in a battle that will go down in history as one of the greatest.

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Stenson has won 11 European Tour titles and has six PGA Tour victories.

His golf game is famous for his ability to hit his 3 wood from both the tee and deck with such power and accuracy.

Some may also know that he doesn't actually look at the ball during impact.

henrik stenson golf swing

His head is the focus of this frame, taken from the video at the top of the page.

His head movement in his downswing and during impact allows him to make a full body rotation, and the combination of that rotation along with the fact that his sternum stays perfectly over the ball means that he can strike the ball perfectly time after time.

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Stenson ranked 6th in Greens in Regulation on the European Tour in 2017 with 73.3% of GIR hit.

Below we take a look at his impact position with the driver.

henrik stenson golf swing

The Swede doesn't use the driver often, simply because his 3 wood is so effective, but that doesn't mean his driver swing isn't up to scratch.

As you can see here and in the video at the top of the page, his head rotates through impact to aide body rotation but his upper body doesn't lift up or dip down.

This allows his club to consistently bottom out in the same place for perfect strikes time and time again.

henrik stenson golf swing analysis

The Swede gets the club in a perfectly neutral position at the top of the swing and his elbow is nicely tucked to keep his club moving on a good plane.

There is plenty of knee flex seen which helps the quality of rotation and aides the power he can generate. This also helps him retain his posture, another sign of a great ball striker.

Elliott Heath
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-6. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x