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The Top of the Backswing

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.

The Grip

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.

The golf swing – in every minute, gory detail

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

Perfect your backswing with the one piece take away

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.

Tiger Woods vs Adam Scott golf swing


Less is More: Senior Golfer Flexibility

According to one leading US golf teaching professional, “Less is More” when it comes to senior golf flexibility. That means you can still produce the same distance and accuracy but with less in your swing.

Senior golf swing

Still struggling with your swing? Have a look at the easy, fluid motion of current Australian Senior Amateur Golf Champion Stefan Albinski.