a) The first two feet of the takeaway are crucial
b) Left arm and shoulder should move together
c) Maintain a line between the shaft and left arm
d) Keep the elbows together
e) Keep right leg flexed
The first two feet of the takeaway are crucial
The first two feet determine the tempo and swing path.
If you take the club back too fast or too slow, or you are aiming left or right, then the rest of the swing will struggle to recover.
Work on this in practice, just to get used to taking the club back in a nice tempo and path.
Left arm and shoulder should move together
There is a tendency to use your wrists too much throughout the swing but particularly on the takeaway.
Maintain a line between the shaft and left arm
Make sure your left arm is straight along the line of the shaft and your shoulders move in the same line.
Keep the elbows together
Keeping your elbows close during your takeaway is key for helping the club come through in a straight locked position.
Keep right leg flexed
Although your right leg will automatically straighten during the backswing, it is key to have a little flex in it to increase your hip movement.
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