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Friday, December 28, 2012

How to Prevent a Sway in the Backswing

In an earlier post I demonstrated how you can use your shadow to identify swing issues.  One of the issues was a "sway" in the backswing.  A sway happens when your weight shifts outside your back foot on the backswing.  This can be caused because you are sliding your swing center too far away from the target as you start the swing.

The mis-hits caused by a sway are either hitting too far behind the ball or hitting it to the right (for right handers).  In this video I have provided you a great drill to help you eliminate this fault in your swing.

I recommend using an 8 or 9 iron for this drill. Spend at least 15 minutes performing this drill before removing the ball from the back foot. Try to keep the same feel of the back leg restriction when hitting balls.

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