The Importance of Golf Backswing

The Importance of Golf Backswing

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#1 Dec 13, 2012
The backswing is one of the moves that are taken for granted in golf. As everyone focuses much on the downswing wherein the club comes in contact with the ball, this type of golf swing seemed to have been overlooked by some players, not heeding the fact its importance to the rest of the stroke. A backswing helps to achieve consistent contact with the ball. However, tension build up, and having so much inside the mind while on the inert position before executing a swing could prove disadvantageous to a steady contact. So it is important to learn some golf backswing tips to further understand the importance of using proper stances and techniques.

Once you get the proper grip, you take the club back in "one-piece", with the shoulders taking the club back, not your hands. Continue to turn your shoulders until the club is parallel to both the ground and your toeline. This is where you slowly begin to let your right elbow bend, which now brings the best golf clubs up to the top of the backswing. This whole time, you are not consciously doing anything with your hands and wrists. Thing of them as almost frozen; they can't move.

Standing correctly is a very important aspect of hitting the ball successfully. Learning the correct posture early on ensures that every game you have is a good one and you get the shots that you desire when you play. After posture is grip. Holding the club from taylormade rocketballz sale online too tightly leads to restrictive movements. Too loosely will lead you to lose the club or have a weak hold that causes your hands to shake when you strike the ball. Be relaxed but firm and you will be fine.

Before practicing the golf backswing, special attention should be paid to the proper way to hold the club. If during practice the burner 2.0 irons is held wrong, you will be more likely to do so while actually golfing. Holding a club wrong could look weird at best and ruin your game at worst. The club should be held mostly by the fingers and not entirely in the palm of the hand. The lead hand should be the dominant hand, with the exception of a few people. There are several different ways to hold a club, each for a different purpose. Be sure to get comfortable or reacquainted with several before practicing incorrectly ruins your game. Gripping the club should take less than a week to get familiar with when practiced. Now the backswing can be practiced.

Lastly, good tempo is critical in your backswing. The backswing leads the way and many amateur golfers rush this part. This usually leads to deceleration on the downswing and through the golf ball. We want the club to be speeding up through the impact zone for best results. A backswing that is smooth will naturally allow a good downswing sequence and tempo to occur and things will work out better for the golfer. Also, good tempo helps to keep the club on a good swing path and swing plane.

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