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Get Comfortable With Your Backswing

by Alan Berndt for Training
Get Comfortable With Your Backswing

Do you feel comfortable at the top of your backswing? Many weekend golfers don’t. It’s a common problem that can be a simple fix with a few exercises.

One reason you’re not comfortable maybe that you’re either lifting the club up or whipping it way to the inside on your backswing. Either error throws your swing off.

The exercise describe below helps you find your natural back-swing.

Below are the steps to finding your natural backswing position:

Step 1: Take your 6-iron out of your bag. Reverse it so that you’re holding it by the clubface instead of the handle. Address the ball. Then take your right hand off the club so you’re holding it with your left hand only.

Step 2: Swing the club back while turning your shoulder. This move gets you away from assuming a position you think you should be taking—the single biggest cause for not feeling comfortable at the top of your swing.

Step 3: Keeping the club in the top position, place your right hand on the club. This is your natural backswing position.

To get comfortable with this natural backswing, do this exercise a few times until you feel ready to practice it at the range. Once it’s ingrained, you’ll do it without even noticing it. At that point you just need to trust it and use it.

This exercise can boost your backswing significantly and that can help you chop strokes off your golf handicap.

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