How to Make a Bigger Turn on the Backswing
Golfers who are lacking distance or who slice the ball tend to have a rounded back at address.
If you have a rounded back, it will restrict your turn on the backswing.
Now, Let's stand straight with your back nice and straight. Try to turn right (rotate) as if you are making the backswing. You don't have to bend forward.
Next, stand up with rounded back. Now, turn to the right.
I think you had a hard time turning with a rounded back.
To make a bigger turn on your backswing, you need to bend from the hips instead of bending from the waist.
To bend from the hips, hold the club at both ends across the points of your hip bones just under your belt buckle and bend from there (hips).
Golfers with a Rounded back
Golfers with a rounded back have hard time having stable spine angle during the golf swing. It might result in hitting it thin or fat. It can cause slice as well.
But if you hit enough balls with this type of address position, you might be able to hit ball straight, but you are sacrificing distance because you can't make big turn of the backswing.
- Fat Shots
- Fairway Woods
- Long Iron
- Short Iron
- Pull / Push
- Shots from Rough
- Fairway Bunker