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Golf Backswing Drill – Positioning at the Top

Hi, Dave Cahill here with Cahill Golf. I am at the Loggers Trail Golf Course in Stillwater, MN. Today I will present a drill that will help you grasp what it is like to be in the correct position at the top of the backswing.
Here are the steps to follow.
1. Take your stance: place the heels about 12 inches apart.
2. Secondly, hold the left arm out in front of the body and parallel with the shoulder. Then place the right arm in position. The shaft will be parallel with the ground.
3. Next, cock the wrist straight up. The club shaft is now perpendicular to the ground.
4. Now lay the club back so that it is flat or parallel with the ground.
5. Keep your eyes looking straight ahead while turning or rotating the hips and shoulders back as much as possible.
6. Bow over into address position, letting your left knee bend.

1.

Take your stance, heels about 12 inches apart.

2.

Arms out in front and parallel with the shoulder.

3.

Cock the wrist straight up.

4.

Lay club back parallel with the ground.

5.

Rotate hips and shoulders back as much as possible.

6.

Bow over into address position.

This is correct posture position at the top of the backswing. Notice where your weight is and the position of your body. This is accurate except for one thing. Momentum! Momentum will actually bring the arms farther back, depending on your flexibility.

Momentum!

will actually bring the arms farther back.

This is my favorite drill for experiencing what it is like to be in the correct position at the top of the backswing. Look for a series of follow up videos describing the separate parts of this drill in more detail.

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]