Keys to a Powerful Backswing

A picture-perfect top position results from proper rotation.

Clubface

Set it square to your swing plane by keeping your left wrist flat. A cupped left wrist opens the face (toe pointing toward the ground).

Neck

There's a lot of space between the clubshaft and neck, which is an indication that there's a lot of power-producing width in the swing.


Eyes

The eyes are perfectly positional parallel to the target line. this allows your body to rotate correctly around your spine.

Sternum

You can tell a full shoulder turn by the position of the sternum, which is facing the camera.

Hips

As you lose flexibility with age, it's important to allow your hips to turn so that you can complete your shoulder rotation.

PAUL TRITTLER is director of instruction at the Kostis/McCord Learning Center at Grayhawk GC in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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