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Part Four of our series on Full Golf Swing Fundamentals focuses on the all important move to the top of the backswing. As the golf club leaves the 9:00 position, it has to continue on the arc until you reach the top of the backswing. There are a number of moving parts that must be in place during this journey. First and foremost the right shoulder must continue to turn.
When you pick up a golf club your hands are the only part of your body that touch the club. For many years the hands (grip) have often been referred to as the steering wheel of the golf swing. Bobby Eldridge, Head Teaching Professional at PurePoint Golf, believes this could not be more true. Gripping the golf club correctly, he says, makes playing this game a much better experience. Part of the ongoing Golf Swing Fundamentals Series.
If it is possible to focus too much on the modern golf swing then maybe Jeff Mann has done it. Jeff is a retired doctor who has built an amazing resource at his website, Perfect Golf Swing. As Jeff happily admits, his analysis of the golf swing is so detailed it is not for everyone. But for those who are interested, it is fascinating stuff
Correct setup at address is critical for a balanced, repeatable golf swing. Bobby Eldridge from Pure Point Golf likens it constructing a building, if you haven’t got a stable foundation, nothing else you do is going to matter. In an easy to understand style, with lots of accompanying pictures, Eldridge explains the correcting positioning of feet, knees, hips, shoulders, spine and head.
What is the key to starting the golf swing back in the take away? Head Teaching Professional Bobby Eldridge of PurePoint Golf says one of the top five most asked questions in the past 25 years has been, “What starts the backswing?” Here, in the first of a series of articles on the full golf swing, Eldridge graphically answers that question. The answer, he says, is that the clubhead, shaft, your hands, arms and right shoulder move in ONE PIECE at the exact same time.