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Climbing the Wall – Complete the Turn Early in the Backswing

Hi, Dave Cahill on the beautiful 4th hole at the Loggers Trail Golf Course in Stillwater, MN. Today I will talk about creating power and distance by climbing the wall. Climbing the wall is my term for completing the turn early instead of late during the backswing.
Here is how to complete the turn early. Start the takeaway. As the hips and shoulders start to turn, the weight gets loaded on the inside of the right foot. When the weight is on the inside of the right foot and the club perpendicular to the ground, complete the turn immediately! The feeling of this is that we are having our club and club shaft climb the wall.
There are four benefits for completing the turn early instead of late during the backswing. Climbing the wall gets the club on path. It keeps it on plane. Climbing the wall gets us to turn as fully as possible. It also stretches the arms out completely instead of partly.
PGA Instructor Mike Cahill and PGA Master Instructor Dave Cahill are here to help you play better and enjoy the game more. Please come see us in Palm Springs, California or Stillwater, Minnesota for golf lessons or visit us for a Palm Springs, California or Las Vegas, Nevada Golf School.

PGA Instructor Mike Cahill 612-501-9015 [email protected]

PGA Master Instructor Dave Cahill 952-994-0387 [email protected]