Outside Backswing Cure

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Outside Backswing Cure
Category: Backswing
Sub-Category: Swing Drills, Grip, Swing Plane, High Shots, Arms, Hands, Pull Shots, Push Shots, Address/Set-Up

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Video Golf Tip | Outside Backswing Cure
By John Elliott

Are you tired of your friends telling you that you are taking the club back outside? That is one of the most common tendencies in golf. You club leaves the ball and instead of going back on an arc or on the target line it goes outside. It seems to me that everybody tries to fix it with the clubhead. The key is not to fix that the head does, its to fix what the handle does. To help you see that I have put a yellow tee into the top of my golf club, I am going to take my set up, we will get the clubhead centered on the back of the ball, and for the clubhead to go outside watch what this tee does. If I don't want the clubhead going out what I need to do is fell like the tee is going to brush my right thigh, watch. As the tee goes inward or better yet stays in, versus going out. With two hands which makes seeing the yellow tee much harder, from here the tee feels like it is getting closer to my right thigh going back. When it does it helps the club go back on plane. You know what is kind of interesting, the same thing happens when you go through the ball. I am going to turn around. When you are pushing a bull to the right that means the tee through the ball is lifting and coming up. To get rid of your push to the right the tee stays the same height through the ball that it started. It started at this height, it maintained that height, now the club is traveling on an arc and that is what we want. For those of you that pull the ball dramatically to your left, your tee is actually almost hitting your left thigh coming into the ball. That is when the forward arm breaks down and you have that dreaded chicken wing look. So in the game of golf the top end, the grip, is what moves the head. The next time one of your friends says hey Tommy you are taking it outside again, say thank you but know what to do to fix it. Focus your attention on the top end not the bottom end because the bottom does not move the top, the top moves the bottom.


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