The Right Way to Add Turn

Greg Nor­man’s back­swing key was bril­liant

Golf Digest (South Africa) - - Play Your Best -

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.

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