Weightless Takeaway and Back Swing


A COUPLE THOUGHTS ABOUT THE TAKEAWAY AND BACKSWING

Your first move in your golf swing, after taking your setup, grip and aiming yourself towards where you want the golf ball to go, is your takeaway.

You take the club away from the ball into the backswing to build energy and power that you release into the golf ball at the impact zone, and to get the head and face of the club moving in the right direction when you make contact with the golf ball.

If you feel the weight of the golf club when you start back at the beginning of your backswing, you are probably doing something a little “off kilter” that will figure into your swing equation when you start back toward the golf ball.

I know because I do it myself.

Try to feel a “weightless feeling” in terms of the club as you start away from the ball. This is the beginning of the backswing. If you initiate your swing with a light feeling it will most likely carry over into the rest of the swing.

If you are “weightless” during your takeaway and backswing, you are using your large muscles and core muscles from the very beginning, and using the golf club in balance according to the way it is supposed to be used.

The design of the golf club also contributes to giving you the best feeling throughout your swing. If you feel weightless you are using the golf club properly, using gravity as a positive constructive force instead of fighting gravity, which gives a forced feeling of heaviness.

Simply, the more weight or heavier you feel when you swing the golf club, the more problems you are likely to encounter when you attempt to get the golf ball moving into the air and toward your target.


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