No matter if you are a recreational golfer or a pro, everyone is interested in improving his or her game. One of the problem areas that many people run into is the golf backswing. Unfortunately, flaws can slip into a players swing and actually hurt their game. There are basics that are learned in the game of golf. However, it is hard to always remember these basics but it is what will make or break their game.
The first of these basics is that you must pivot, and then the club will be pulled back from the ball inside the intended line of flight. The third basic is that your wrists should break late and upward.
Now putting them into practice goes something like this. You should twist your body as you start the golf backswing. This should bring the club back to the inside line and opens up the face of the club also. At the top of the swing, your club face should be open. Now you have to concentrate on delaying breaking the wrists for as long as you can and then have the wrists break. But usually what happens is you hit the ball with an open face and from the outside in and the result is a slice.
If the face is closed on the downswing, you may get a pull or a hook. If the club is far enough outside the line you may get a shank. Now you get confused because you think you were doing what you were told for a good golf backswing. There may be a few reasons that this happened. Possibly your movements early on put you into a position at the top of the golf backswing that you couldn’t do anything else. Maybe your early pivot didn’t let you properly transfer your weight to the right leg and most of the weigh remained on the left leg. By doing this, you probably turned your shoulders and hips too sharply and that put the club on the outside – in line that you were trying to stay away from. This made you come down across the ball.
There are other possible causes that are too numerous to mention but you will want to meet with a golf instructor and have him examine your golf backswing to give you advice as to what to do to correct the problems you are having. The backswing should be level and fluid movements. It should accelerate to a point that the fastest part of the swing should be when you impact the ball with the face of the club. Your body needs to be in a stable stance and weight transfer is a must.
With practice you will be able to put all of the moves together and get the fluid swing that you always wanted and the results you are seeking.