Perfect golf backswing for senior golfers

OLDER golfers struggling for distance and consistency often make the mistake of misunderstanding the difference between a shoulder turn and a full torso turn.

That’s the view of UK golf pro Danny Maude, whose no-nonsense golf instruction videos we’ve featured a few times previously.

Maude, Head PGA Professional of Canterbury Golf Club, often works with older golfers and reckons the shoulder vs torso turn is a very common source of lack of power. He’s also very mindful of older golfers losing strength and flexibility and on ways to compensate for that in the golf swing.

As Maude says in this video “If you don’t make a torso turn you have nothing.”

We were a bit concerned during this video that Maude was making a way too exaggerated backswing move – especially for inflexible older golfers – but maybe that’s just part of overtly demonstrating his points. It all turns out silky smooth in the end.

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Brian is an award winning golf writer and is the founder and editor of Australian Senior Golfer. He is a former Sydney journalist who had little interest in golf till he hit his first ball at the age of 49 (and a half). Since then golf has just about overtaken his life. Brian founded ASG in April 2008 and has since covered every Australian Open, Presidents Cups, World Cups and numerous other big men’s and women’s tournaments, spending days inside the ropes with the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Tom Watson, Fred Couples, Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Karrie Webb, and many others. He has also played in, and reported on, numerous amateur tournaments, particularly senior and veteran events, around the country. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Media Association and won the award for Best News Report for 2016 - 2017

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