TOP OF THE BACKSWING

Bob Mcdon­ald con­tin­ues his se­ries to help you im­prove your full shot tech­nique.

New Zealand Golf Magazine - - CONTENT -

Hav­ing a good po­si­tion at the top of your backswing will help you achieve con­sis­tent ball strik­ing. Your backswing sets you up into a po­si­tion so that you can swing for­ward.

This Broom­stick drill is the sim­plest of all, as­sum­ing that the first 2 lessons that were cov­ered in the last 2 ar­ti­cles have been learned well.

Prac­tice this in front of a mir­ror to help you get the feel of be­ing in a good po­si­tion. Next month les­son 4 looks at Tran­si­tion.

02: The feel­ing in the right hand is one of hold­ing a din­ner tray and a stretch­ing of the left arm by the pres­sure point shown above. From po­si­tion #2, merely fold your right el­bow and feel the pole go “up­side down”. The Pres­sure Point at the Base of...

03 03: Shows face on (caddy view)

04 04: Shows down the line view of the top of the backswing.

01 01: It is im­por­tant that your start up (cov­ered last month) must be cor­rect be­fore you move on to this 3rd les­son.

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