Takeaway Practice

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Video Golf Tip | Takeaway Practice
By Stan Sayers

Hi, I am Stan Sayers, Director of Instruction for McGetrick Golf Academy and today we have a swing under construction, right here. We are going to figure out how to get this club not to swing too far inside, not to swing too far outside and help us with our plane. As I set up, if I was to swing it back too far to the inside I am going to hit this cone. The good thing about the cone is that it is rubber and if I hit it I am not going to injure me or anything else. If I swing too far outside by goal would be to just knock the tip of the cone, I would want to try to touch it. just barely up at the top of the cone. As I turn and as I hinge the club up I should just pass over the top. Turn, hinge the club up, just pass over the top and now I am prepared to come down on the downswing. It is one way that I can successfully negotiate my backswing when I am taking the club too far to the inside. It is a big problem, take it back to the inside, people want to lift and then come over the top. We also have the other issue where you bring it back to outside and then come over the top more severely. You want to use this in a positive manner where you always want to touch the cone. How we set up this cone, we put the center of it on the ball of the foot and then distance wise, right where the black ferrel meets the hozzle of the club, that is how far back the cone should be so that I can hit it on the takeaway but not hit it on the way down. This is how we set up to work on the backswing.


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