The backswing is in the set-up stage of the motion; it begins when you first start to wind up, and take your club away from the target. The very first part of the backswing is referred to as the “takeaway”; this is the first moment when you move the club away from the ball and start your swing.
What is the downswing in golf?
The downswing occurs right after the top of the swing position is reached. It consists of the movements that occur as you bring your hands and the club back down. The downswing ends with the ultimate impact with the ball.
What happens if you don’t complete your backswing?
What happens if you don’t get all the way there? It puts the bottom of your swing arc farther back, probably behind the ball. Unless you make some other compensation in your swing, you’re going to mis-hit the shot.
What is a flat backswing?
A flat swing is one where the club stays lower to the ground and wraps around your back in the backswing. Many people like to think of this as a ‘baseball style’ swing, since the path of the club somewhat resembles that which a baseball player would use.
Should my backswing be fast or slow?
Slowing down the backswing to correct a quick downswing will add to the problem. Fast is good if the transition from the backswing and downswing is a smooth enough to maintain one’s balance. A more rapid takeaway will increase distance if applied smoothly.
What should the downswing feel like?
If you do, the club will crash into the ground behind the ball. To improve your downswing, feel like you squat and then push upward. The front leg has to straighten.
Should arms be passive in golf swing?
Your arms do absolutely nothing. If you’re going to expend energy with your arms, there is only one place in the Rotary Golf Swing that you can do it, and that’s an inch before impact. If you can get that down, go for it! Passive arms simply means that you’re not expending any energy with the arms in the downswing.