Backswing Shoulder Turn: How to Turn More
During your backswing, most teachers would tell you to turn your shoulders 90 degrees to the right. Lots of players think they should restrict their hip turn while turning their shoulders.
However, this is making things difficult to turn more on the backswing. Because of the human structure, you won't be able to turn your shoulders much without turning your hips or torso.
To prove this, I want you to set on the chair and turn your shoulders to the right without moving your hips. I guess you won't be able to turn much without turning your hips.
Some players slide their hips during the backswing in an effort to turn their shoulders 90 degrees. But this will result in the reverse pivot.
Turn without so much Effort
So how can you turn more on the backswing?
To turn more, you need to turn your torso during the backswing. As you swing back, try to turn your belly button 45 degrees to the right.
At address, you should also flare out your right toe. This will make it easier to turn more.
By turning your belly button 45 degrees or so, you will be able to turn your shoulders 90 degrees without much effort.
When turning back, you will have to turn around your spine. To turn correctly, make sure to tilt your spine a bit to the right at address as you lower your right shoulder to grip your club.
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