The key to making solid contact every time comes down to training a good backswing

By GOLFTEC Digital 

How to train a good backswing - elbows bend too much at top
Too much elbow bend in the backswing can lead to inconsistent and poor contact.

There’s hardly a better feeling in the world than hitting a golf ball perfectly. The sound and feeling of making solid contact is unmatched.

However, for some golfers, that feeling hardly ever happens – in many cases due to poor fundamentals within the backswing.

Quite often, the culprit of consistently mishitting the ball occurs in part from the elbows bending too much in the backswing. This can lead to a multitude of problems, including hindering the golfer’s turn and leading the club to hit the ground before the ball in the downswing.

Of course, there are many components that go into making solid contact a constant element in your game. A good starting point to help this common issue is to reduce the amount of elbow bend in the backswing.

When training a good backswing, it boils down to feeling like your arms are much less bent on both the way back and way through, all the way into your finish position.

How to Train a Good Backswing- follow-through

In the video below, GOLFTEC’s Patrick Nuber explains how to do this in detail, and gives a simple drill to help train a good backswing by maintaining straighter arms in the backswing and downswing.

With a little practice, your backswing will be much improved and you’ll start achieving that one-of-a-kind feeling more than you ever have!

Video: How to Train a Good Backsiwng

If you’re not sure if this tip is for you, find a GOLFTEC Coach who can help today!

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