Takeaway: Half Way Back

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Takeaway: Half Way Back
Category: Address/Set-Up
Sub-Category: Backswing, Alignment, Swing Drills, Hands, Posture, Wrist, Practice

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Takeaway: Half Way Back
By Brent Franklin

Hi, I am Brent Franklin with the McGetrick Golf Academy here in Denver and the tip I want to help you with here today is I want to help you understand where the club needs to be in the half way back position. What I mean by that is as you take your stance and set up and you are aiming down your target line, a lot of people I see tend to get the club way inside too early. Their hands are ok, but they set the club wrong and it is far behind their hands in relation to that line. other people, but very rarely, take the club back outside and as you can see the clubhead does not match my hands. The trick for this is you want to turn the club away a little more with your body, using less hands. Once again, I am getting in the set up position and all I am really doing is turning the club away a little bit with my body and I am using my wrists every so slightly. From that line you can see the clubhead in line with my hands or this shaft matches your target line. That is the ideal position. A little drill for this is if you get used to turning the club away with your body and then set your hands just a little bit. We don't want your hands flying out here to far and we don't want them coming inside to far. You want them basically staying on the same line where they just work back ever so slightly. So once again, turn your body back, clubhead right there in line with my hands. It is a great starting position for anybody trying to master the takeaway and trying to learn right from square one so they can start to develop other good habits with their golf swing. So if you are having trouble with your takeaway you can use a mirror, check it in the mirror and try to get that clubhead matching up with your hands. As long as your hands don't move out or in too much you should be ok.


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