Second Hand Shorts: Episode 3 - The Long backswing
It’s time for another episode of ‘Second Hand Shorts’. You can watch the first two episodes of the series below:
Today’s short is all about eradicating the long backswing.
Having a long backswing results in deceleration of the club and your club path getting off plane.
Getting into a simple drill to keep your body connected will result in a shorter backswing and a more compact swing.
The drill is simple, take a head cover from either your driver or fairway woods, place it under your right armpit (left armpit if you’re a lefty) and make a swing.
If the head cover drops you know your backswing is too long.
Keeping the head cover in place means you are not over-swinging the club on the way back.
- Head cover under your right armpit
- a shorter compact swing results in a better strikes