A shorter backswing will keep you on the short grass
Whenever I'm playing in a pro-am, I'm amazed at the length of most amateurs' swings it's like they've spent three months at the John Daly School of Driving. Over-swinging is a death move for me. I can get away with swinging the club to parallel and beyond from time to time, but on Tour, time to time means a string of missed cuts.
I'm more comfortable making a three-quarter backswing, with my hands stopping at shoulder height and my club way short of parallel. I knew from an early age that I wouldn't be able to generate power with my arms alone on account of my size, so I don't swing them back as far. Instead, I focus on turning my upper body as much as possible and keeping my legs stable, like I'm holding my hips back. So even though my arm swing is short, I've built up resistance between my upper and lower body, and that's where my swing power comes from.
ADAM SCHRIBER SAYS: "The best backswing for you is the one that sets up your best downswing. Anthony has incredible torsional flexibility, and he takes advantage of it by resisting with his legs and turning his shoulders more than his hips. This stretches his torso muscles, a move that can be a big power source for anyone's swing."