When it comes to the game of golf, most golfers think that what matters most in the game is to have a strong, solid stroke that will get the ball out as far as possible on the green. However, having a solid backswing is incredibly important yet is still often overlooked.
A strong backswing is crucial as it makes you a better overall player and will make you more consistent and efficient over time; a good backswing also means that you will have better ball contact every time you go to putt. Below are all the tips that you need to follow in order to have a solid backswing every time.
Swing it right
The first thing you need to do is make sure that your swing plane is perfect, as this is the most basic part of the game. After you put your ball on the ground and get your stance just right, then it is time to swing.
Your swing can only be efficient if you swing at a certain angle and get it over the trailing shoulder. Set up to swing the club as you normally would and put your club in your dominant hand. Place your other hand right behind your dominant wrist, then practice pulling that arm back and forth across your chest in pendulum fashion so you can get a proper feel for how the movement is supposed to look.
Add in a hinge
Once you get the feel for how the swing is supposed to feel, you will then add in the hinge. Hinging at the wrist will help your clubhead get off of the ground and travel further. To do this you will have the club in your dominant hand and your other hand on the dominant wrist.
Stand and practice lifting your wrists up and down and really feel the wrists hinge. Once you have that movement down pat, put the swing and the hinge together at the same time. When this movement is done the right way, the head of the club is on the outside of the hands and not having already traveled all the way across your body.
Put a little rotation in with it
You are going to rotate with your hips and dominant forearm, and not at the shoulder. After you have swung and hinged, you will then rotate your hips, then rotate the dominant forearm. This gives your club and your dominant arm the degree that they need n order to get all the way around the body and back to the trailing shoulder.
It is going to take a lot of practice in order to make your backswing perfect, just as it takes a lot of practice to get any other swing done just right. However, once you get the perfect combination of the three simple steps above, you will be a better player overall and have swings that intimidate other players that come against you on the green!
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