The Right Way to Add Turn
Greg Norman’s backswing key was brilliant
Ihear so much talk these days about making a full shoulder turn but restricting the hips.The thing is, most players need more hip turn to make a decent backswing. Even Greg Norman, who I worked with for years, focused on turning his hips, and he was the best driver I’ve ever seen. Greg’s swing thought on the backswing was, Right pocket back. That meant turning his right-front pant pocket behind him (below). He later simplified it to RPB, and that often was his last thought before starting his swing. For Greg, it allowed him to maximise his range of motion going back, but it has the added benefit of preventing a sway to the right – a common amateur fault.The sway not only reduces power, it makes it tough to get back in position to hit the ball.
If you think you need more windup – or you’re drifting off the ball – try Greg’s RPB. It’ll free up your backswing and get you ripping your tee shots.