MY DISTANCE SECRET – EARLY WIDTH
You can’t create speed and power in your backswing without a full, wide shoulder turn
Most amateur golfers I play with tend to ‘lift’ the club up with their hands early in the takeaway. That’s a real power killer. But guess what? It’s my biggest swing flaw, too. I want to achieve as much width as possible in my backswing so I focus on making a low and slow-moving takeaway. This gives me the time I need to turn my upper body and really achieve that full wind-up at the top. A good swing thought is to feel that you create plenty of distance between your right hand your right ear at the top of your backswing.