unbeWEAVEable LSU Fan Golf Board Member since Apr 2010 11459 posts
re: Golf Board: Thoughts on how to initiate the takeaway (Posted on 3/13/13 at 8:39 pm to VegasPro)
quote: I always focus on getting my hands farthest away from my body while still staying on plane. That way I know I get a good turn and good lag for added distance.
I'm kinda along this plane of thinking, except I consciously think about keeping the clubhead outside of my hands (when looking DTL from behind me), until the club is parallel to the ground. From there, it's just easy movement to the top and getting my weight over my right side.
My only thought on the downswing is hitting the inside back of the ball with the butt of the club (helps me visualize compression).
BeaverPRO LSU Fan Golf Board Member since Aug 2009 14695 posts
re: Golf Board: Thoughts on how to initiate the takeaway (Posted on 3/13/13 at 8:59 pm to titleist71)
Keep your left arm straight and start the backswing by "pushing" your left shoulder. Once you get your shoulder under the chin there is no need to go any farther. It's a trigger to keep from taking a backswing too far.
Tiger Ryno USA Fan Say Baw! Member since Feb 2007 50834 posts Online
re: Golf Board: Thoughts on how to initiate the takeaway (Posted on 3/13/13 at 9:42 pm to VegasPro)
quote: I always focus on getting my hands farthest away from my body
This was the most important lesson I have ever learned in golf. I became a powerful hitter after I learned how to do this consistently. as a short guy with short arms every millimeter I can create between my hands and body means distance.
As for takeaaway mechanics, I do drills where I drag the club straight back on the ground until I can't keep it on the ground anymore and stop when the club is parallel to the ground. Just repeat that over and over. helps me get the club to proper slot and keeps me from getting steep