Golf Backswing Tips Suggested By Experienced Players

As the starting point of propelling a golf ball towards your intended target, your backswing is critical to your golf game. Many golfers, especially those who only play once or twice a month, struggle maintaining a consistent backswing. Luckily, there are a few easy tips that can be followed to help ensure a more consistent backswing. This will help improve your overall swing cycle and benefit your game immeasurably by ensuring impact with the ball is consistent. Remember, the backswing has nothing to do with generating power. It is all about striking the ball properly.

Let’s take a look some important aspects when it comes to a perfect backswing.

  • Position

    Your backswing is all about setting up the right position for a perfect downswing. It’s all about alignment – from the downswing, into contact with the ball and sending it along the intended line of flight. A club out of position at the top of the backswing means striking the ball correctly is impossible UNLESS some form of compensatory movement takes place. Make sure you address the ball correctly before starting your backswing.

  • Speed
  • A slow, precise movement is needed for each and every backswing. Remember, this has nothing to do with generating power, so a moderate speed is the aim. Aim to be as passive with your swing as possible.

  • Final position
  • At the top of your backswing, the shaft of your club should practically be horizontal to the ground as well as parallel to the intended line of flight you envisage for the ball. Use your left arm and hand to move the club into position, remembering our tips on the correct speed. Now that you are in the right position at the top of your swing, the downswing becomes far easier as the left arm and hand now travel in a reverse direction to impact with the ball and send it on the right line of flight.

  • Incorrect position
  • If the club does not reach the correct position and is misaligned, either left or right, it is not possible to swing down the intended line of flight. Normally the incorrect position happens for two reasons.

    • The club never reaches the proper positions because the golfer does not turn into the backswing fully.
    • The body is not used correctly, which hinders the backswing.
  • Use a full shoulder turn
  • Finally, a full turn of the shoulder is critical during your backswing. This helps your left hand and left arm to move all the way into the top of the swing and more importantly, in the correct position. Now you can swing downwards through the proper line, creating both power and accuracy.

By following these simple tips, you can dramatically improve your positioning at the top of your swing and ensure your backswing remains consistent.

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