Golf Tips - The Back Swing - Lower Body Motion

By Roland Stafford

Photo showing the top of the swing The key to the back swing is to turn your center (front part of your torso) behind the ball without changing your head position and without losing your balance on the right leg.

Photo showing backweighted sway at the top of swing Losing your balance to the outside of your right leg and allowing the body, including your head, to move laterally off the ball is known as a sway.

Photo showing a bad forward sway, a reverse pivot The opposite is just as bad or worse. That is leaving your weight on the left side, never turning your center behind the ball, and creating the position known as a reverse pivot. *

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