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How To Groove A Perfect Backswing

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Have you ever asked yourself or a friend, how do I groove a perfect backswing? Watch the video above and read the article below to learn a simple and easy drill that has helped countless golfers build better backswings and hit the ball more solid.

HingeI often see golfers on the range who struggle with not hinging the golf club correctly, which leads to multiple issues in ball striking. This drill will give you a feel for the correct way to hinge the golf club in the backswing. The additional benefit is you will get the correct grip pressure to allow your wrists to hinge properly.

PivotNext is the pivot! If your back is to the target after you pivot, you are now in the correct position. Making your pivot more effective will make a dramatic difference on how far you hit the ball. You can watch yourself in a mirror for an improved pivot.

Push ArmsLast, pushing your arms out and away from your trail shoulder will give you the necessary and proper width in your backswing to produce power. Keeping this type of width in your backswing and downswing generates the proper angles to hit the ball far, high and straight. Pushing your arms out is a great tip on its own. I spend a fair amount of time on the lesson tee fixing unstructured arms.

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BONUS TIP: The pump drill on the downswing helps you maintain properly hinged wrists.

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Jess Frank is a PGA Teaching Professional at Deer Creek Golf Club in Deerfield Beach, Florida. He's owner of the Jess Frank Golf Academy, and his passion is to help golfers play better and have more fun on the course. Students have described his instruction style as non-intimidating, friendly and easy to understand. Jess works with every level of golfer, and his lesson tee includes complete beginners and high-level golfers. Playing lessons are also a very important part of his lesson program. His greatest joy is seeing his students smile and get excited about playing golf! Please feel free to email him at pgapro@jessfrankgolf.com or contact him directly at 561-213-8579.

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  1. Brett Weir

    Jan 1, 2018 at 10:41 pm

  2. dj

    Jan 1, 2018 at 9:27 pm

    Where’s the video?

  3. Fore Golfer

    Jan 1, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    You appear to have a cupped left wrist at the top of your swing. Do you advocate a cupped or flat lead wrist. What about a bowed lead wrist? Thanks.

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WATCH: How to Start Your Downswing Correctly

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The downswing is one of the most misunderstood parts to the golf swing — especially the transition from the top of the backswing into the start of the downswing. Disaster is likely to strike if you make these moves in the wrong order using the wrong parts of the body.

This video will clear up some of the questions you may have about how you should be starting down and then continuing through impact and to the finish.

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Welcome to Episode 2 of Trackman Tuesday. In this weekly series, I will be using Trackman data to help you understand the game of golf in a little more detail and help you hit better shots and play better golf.

In this week’s episode, I look at driver loft. What effect does driver loft have on your shots and how important is it, really?

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How Far Away from the Ball Should You Be at Address?

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How far away from the ball should you be at address? This video is in response to a question from Tom McCord on Facebook.

In this video, I look at the setup position. I offer a simple way to check your distance from the ball at address with your driver, irons and wedges.

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