In today’s lesson, C.D. Gaughan gives us some help in figuring out the all important length of the backswing.
One of the most common myths in golf is that your club should be parallel to the ground at the top of your backswing. Instead, let the top of your backswing fit your body type.
If you are tall, short, thin, a little overweight, muscular or non-supple — let this serve as your guide for the length of your backswing.
Here are some helpful suggestions to help you with the correct length of backswing.
1. Turn your body or coil the best you can with your physical capabilities.
2. Try not to let your arms, which follow your body, exceed the turn of your body.
3. Trying to attain a backswing position as the top that is parallel to the ground can only inhibit your rhythm, peace and tempo.
4. Turn your body the best you can and if you wind up having a shorter. three-quarter full backswing. That is plenty. I’d much rather see a short, rhythmical backswing than a quick, short and jerky backswing.
If this does not help you watch the players on all tours. Very few reach the parallel position at the top of the backswing horizontal to the ground.