Stop Overswinging | Get Your Backswing Under Control

A powerful, compact backswing is essential for creating good contact with the ball. If you bring the club back too far in your backswing, you're overswinging. In this video, Craig shows you how to stop overswinging for better contact so you can hit more fairways and make more shots.

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David
Hi, Approx what flexion should I be aiming for in the trail arm? 90 degrees? Should I be initiating this by bending the right elbow or cocking the wrist?
September 20, 2022
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello David. 90 degrees of flexion or less to have more width. Flexion will originate from the elbow.
September 20, 2022
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David
Thanks Craig. Can you recommend any videos or drills to help reinforce this movement after the takeaway completes. Looking at videos I always seem to lift my arms and body after I've made the initial takeaway and shoulder turn rather than add flexion. The result is very high arms and body sway but the club often pointed upwards.
September 20, 2022
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David
Also is it possible for me to add an image or video to the comment to demonstrate my issue? I notice in other videos people have added images and videos in the comments section but I can't see an option to do this.
September 20, 2022
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Elevation will continue as you complete the takeaway and start adding flexion. You can certainly add images/video. Go to the Community Page and Create a New Post. I will be happy to take a look at it.
September 21, 2022
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David
Thanks Craig, I have since submitted a swing review so look forward to any feedback and suggestions
September 21, 2022
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello David. Great. The review will get you on track
September 21, 2022
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richard
Just watched...well done ...helps a lot
July 15, 2022
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Richard. Thank you!
July 16, 2022
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Adam
Great video and explanation, Craig. How does wrist hinge play into the length of the backswing? I tend to not only overswing but over hinge my wrists too creating a John Daly type swing. How do you position the wrists at the top to help build the right lag on the downswing?
July 12, 2022
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Adam. Thank you. You don't want to max out wrist hinge/flexion in the backswing because of the tendency to fire early. You want a Wide-Narrow-Wide Swing Shape. You will only want about half of your wrist set by the top. Take a look at Using your wrists for speed in golf swing - 5 of 7 Video. Too much wrists in the backswing is a speed killer.
July 12, 2022
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Jesse
This is fantastic, Craig, thanks! I have this problem, as do many of my playing partners. Can't wait to get practicing and using it on the range.
June 26, 2022
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Thanks Jesse. Get to work. I hope all is well!
June 27, 2022

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