5-Minute Clinic: The Power Backswing

Free up your arms to generate more clubhead speed.

Released on 6/10/2016

Transcript

00:03
With the game of golf becoming more about power
00:05
it's important that you do everything you can do
00:07
to get the most speed in your swing.
00:10
One of the things I see amateurs do
00:11
that costs them a lot of clubhead speed,
00:13
is this idea of staying connected during the swing.
00:16
What I mean by that is when they take their swing,
00:18
they tend to keep the arms really low,
00:20
pinched in to their sides,
00:22
and it creates problems in the backswing.
00:23
The swing gets too flat,
00:25
which can cause some issues in transition and in contact.
00:29
What I want you to do instead
00:30
is feel like you're gonna use your arms
00:32
and let them be a little more free,
00:33
which is gonna increase your clubhead speed.
00:35
To do that, I want you to feel like
00:38
as you go to the top of the swing,
00:39
you're going to show your underarms
00:41
to a person that would be standing down the line from you.
00:44
If you do that, your arms are going to be in a great spot
00:46
to start the downswing with some more clubhead speed,
00:49
and also, you'll improve your transition and contact,
00:52
and you're gonna hit it longer.
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