Smooth Backswing Practice

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Smooth Backswing Practice
Category: Backswing
Sub-Category: Swing Drills, Swing Plane, Distance, Practice

Video Transcript

Video Golf Tip | Smooth Backswing Practice

One of the things that I noticed is that when people take a lot of golf lessons they become very concerned about the backswing. They want to hit just the right points as they take their club back. I realize that it is very important to have a good backswing because it sets the tone for the downswing, but if you become very perfectionistic about getting your club in the right positions you loose your rhythm, you lose your tempo and many times it gets off plane anyway because you are trying to be too perfect. If you watch people on the range you will see them checking all the points in their backswing a lot. One of the things that I found to be very helpful to get the backswing to be a truly swinging motion as opposed to a placing motion is a little drill where we start the club a foot in front of the ball and swing it all the way back into a full backswing position and then go ahead and hit the shot. Once you get comfortable with that drill you can alternate by hitting three balls that way and then a couple with the club starting behind the ball in the normal set up position but experiencing the same swinging motion. This way you allow the club to swing into position at the top rather than placing it into position. This will make you a much more natural golfer, it will add clubhead speed to your shots and both of these things are very good things to have.

About the Instructor
Dr. Richard Coop
Dr. Richard Coop
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School of Education
CB 3500 Peabody Hall
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3500

Dr. Richard Coop is a mental instructor to countless PGA Tour professionals, including Payne Stewart, Ben Crenshaw, Mark O'Meara, and Nick Faldo. He is also the author of The New Golf Mind and Mind Over Golf.


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