Takeaway Technique

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Takeaway Technique
Category: Backswing
Sub-Category: Arms, Swing Plane

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Video Golf Tip | Takeaway Technique

I am going to show you two correct ways to take the golf club back. If you are a more upright swinger, standing more upright, a two-planer, then your club is going to stay more in front of your body as your body turns. That puts your shaft parallel to the ground and parallel to the target line, you may have heard about this position before. In a one-plane swing, though, the people who like to swing their arms around, they are a little bit more bent over, you will notice that my left arm swings across my chest as my right elbow retracts around my body. Now I am still in that parallel-parallel position but a little off the target line. So the two-plane swinger is taking it back down the target line, which is correct, and the one-planer is taking it back a little more across the body. Now both of these takeaways are better than somebody who is taking the club back with just their hands. That would get the clubhead to far to the inside and off the plane. So this would be the correct takeaway for the one-plane swing. Left arm across your chest, right arm retracting behind you. That gets you off to a good start, from there continue and hit your golf ball. Best of luck.

About the Instructor
Mike LaBauve
Mike LaBauve
Kierland Golf Club
15636 N. Clubgate Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Tel: 480-922-9283

Mike LaBauve is one of the world's greatest short game instructors and teacher to LPGA phenom Grace Park. He is listed as one of Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers and Golf Digest's #31 instructor in the world.

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