Build a Better Backswing
These three drills add power and keep your swing on plane
1. Throw your weight around
Setup: Hug a 25-pound weight against your chest as shown.
Action: Make a mock backswing at half-speed. The reason you're holding the weight is to emphasize staying in your address posture. Focus on these three keys as you turn back with the weight:
1. Turn your shoulders first, then your hips. There should be a three-inch delay between the start of your shoulder turn and the onset of your hip turn.
2. Keep your back knee straight and make sure you're loading up your weight over your right foot.
3. Your abs should feel tight. Once you've done the above, turn forward into a mock finish. This time, lead your shoulders with your hips.
Benefit: Do 25 repetitions daily over several days. You'll naturally begin to build the proper backswing sequence and a stronger coil. Top 100 Teacher David F. Wright, Ph.D.