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Many bad shots are a result of how a golfer takes the club away from the ball at the start of the backswing. Although compensations can be made in the swing to produce a good shot, it is more difficult to create a high level of consistency with a bad backswing.

Making a simple move away from the ball can help increase your level of consistency and ability to find target more often. In this video, I give you some key things to look out for to help you improve your backswing.

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Ged Walters is an internationally recognized golf instructor and ranked as a Top 25 Coach by Golf Monthly. His clients include all types of golfers, from beginners who have never picked up a club to elite amateurs and tour players. Ged helps golfers from all over the world with his online lessons and YouTube channel, Ged Walters Golf, which includes the latest golf tips, equipment reviews and course vlogs. Whether you're a complete beginner, a weekend golfer or a professional there's a video on Ged's YouTube page that will help you improve your understanding of the game so you can play better golf.

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  1. ButchT

    Nov 8, 2017 at 9:33 am

    Excellent! Thank you.

  2. prime21

    Oct 24, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    I love the depiction of the proper arm swing and the proper club path, but your description of the leg action seems quite foreign. Why must he trail leg straighten? Not to say that plenty of great players haven’t straightened their back leg, but is really a necessity? Wouldn’t that be based more upon a players flexibility and/or ability to load the back leg/glute and not so much a hard rule? Although I’ve heard that the backswing is not a beauty contest & it’s the downswing that matters, I am a firm believer that the backswing is a function contest, and the more that occurs going back means the more must happen coming down to offset that action. Simple backswing=simple downswing as I see it, great job describing the vertical movement of the club/arms going back, along with the plane!

    • OB

      Oct 24, 2017 at 9:46 pm

      Golfers with slightly bowed out knees will straighten the back leg in the golf swing…. and those with knock knees will flex too much. You can easily spot the differences.

  3. LM

    Oct 24, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    The takeaway movement of the backswing is fully conscious….. and that’s when that little voice in the head of recreational golfers says: “I don’t know what I’m doing and I don’t know if I can hit the ball!!”…… and only “4 points to remember”….!!!

    • Walt

      Oct 24, 2017 at 5:38 pm

      You can’t ‘think’ your way through the golf swing and trying to remember all the golf tips. And yet that’s how most recreational golfers believe it’s done. No massive practice just remember the tips.
      Meanwhile professional golfers will practice a small swing change for 3 months before they feel secure with the swing change.

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