Golf Backswing Tips – Focus on hands and arms

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If you want to be a good balrenner, you need a golf backswing that is repeatable. Here are a few simple tips to improve your consistency and eliminate various swing errors.

It's All In The Hands

I've struggled with this for years and now finally have a better understanding of what the hands should do, and would not have to do during your takeaway, which ensure a consistent position at the top, so that you can get into impact and every time the ball becomes solid and powerful.

When you remove the club for the first time, your hands remain very close to your body (legs). If they get away from your body (like mine to do), choose the club instead of turning it up and back.

A good tip is to make sure your right brushes your right leg early in the takeaway. This will let you know that you keep them close and inside. You can certainly exaggerate this, but for most amateur golfers I do not think this will happen, because the common movement leaves the body.

Second, the hands do NOT roll ] at the takeaway meals. In fact, keep them in the same position and simply turn your shoulders to start your swing. If you manipulate your hands, you need compensation to give them an impact again. This is not good!

Third, your gripping pressure must be very light. On a 1-10 most likely a 3 at its highest. This is another issue that I had, and it caused all kinds of tension by my arms, which slowed my swing speed, and ruined my sequence of movement.

Your arms (and shoulders)

When you take the club away, your left upper arm stays in contact with your chest, while your left shoulder just rotates away from the target. There is no lateral movement in the shoulders. They just run!

The right arm (elbow) can not bend too early at the takeaway meals! This is another issue that I had. It took me an eternity to realize that I broke my right arm prematurely, so that I lifted the stick from the ground too early. The decline is NOT a lift, it is a turning of the arms and a "late" bending of the right elbow. That's all!

If you can concentrate on your shoulders while you are spinning; your hands remain passive: and your right elbow bows late in the fall, you will be golden.

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