The backswing initiates the entire golf swing. A good back swing will allow us a consistent timing and be able to return the club face to the ball consistently. Here are 3 tips that will allow you to develop a smooth backswing.
Tip #1: Allow your forearm muscles to relax and your arms to hang loosely down. The arms should be straight and not bent at the elbows. There should be just enough muscle to keep your arms firm and yet not to the point where you feel tension in your arms.
Tip #2: Have a starter motion. This can be a small movement of your hands toward the left before moving the hands to the right and starting the back swing, taking the club face away from the ball.
Tip #3: Keep the "V" triangle shape formed by the left and right forearm intact as you bring the shaft of the club to the 8 o'clock position. From there, allow your wrist to coc-k naturally as you swing the club to the top.
You will also feel your weight shifting from the center to the right inner portion of your right foot. Keep your right knee flexed as it prevents the body from bobbing up and down.
A good timing sequence can go like this, a small movement of hands to the left, then count 1, hand starts to move right, count 2, hand swings and places golf club at the top of the swing, count 3, weight shift and transition of weight from right to left.
By: Sherman C
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