Golf Swing Technique
it or not, when you perform a golf back swing, it is not
just your arms. It is also about the golfer’s back
and shoulders as it turns away from the target.
If you look at it closely, the golf back swing actually
works from up to down. The takeaway back swing begins from
the top as you make the movement on your arms and follows
as you do that turn on your shoulders. The movement then
goes straight down towards the legs and the hips.
The golf back swing is primarily about how the body is
being coiled upwards thus creating the needed tension in
the muscles as well as torque to be able to let out that
all powerful downswing. Particularly, that swing is created
anywhere in between the golfer’s turning his or her
upper body as well as shoulders and the turning –
to a lesser degree – the lower body and the hips.
It is highly advisable that one should not do the swing
in a hurried manner. If a back swing is in any way done
in a hurry, the downswing does not become fast, actually
it could do the opposite.
The backswing speed should be in a tempo that is steady
and should neither be fast nor slow. Although some golfers
have that tendency to go way faster than the regular. Anytime
you catch or are aware of yourself doing this, try to slow
it down a bit.
When you reach the downswing, all you really need to do
is to just let it go. Let the downswing happen. However,
this only applies if ever you were able to start with a
golf stance, backswing and grip that is correct.
The downswing must be the organic result of all that went
before it. If you were able to do your backswing in the
correct manner, your body will unwind in itself thus releasing
the club and striking the ball that will therefore result
in a follow through that is balanced.
A follow-through should be best seen as the feather in
your cap move. The legs must be adequately straight and
the hips have to form a straight line together with the
This move will serve as the gauge of the whole swing you
have just done. You know that you were able to pull a swing
that is smooth and balanced if in the end you have a position
that looks like the letter C only in reverse.