Golf Backswing, Completing the Golf Backswing

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Once you've mastered the setup, weight transfer and takeaway, it's time to progress to the top of the backswing. The RST Backswing is really a tiny move, for some it will feel like the smallest move they make, yet everyone is so concerned with their position at the top that they often ignore common mistakes on the way there. In this video, we show you how simple the movement really is to achieve a position as good as Tiger Woods at the top of the backswing. However, make sure you have mastered the takeaway before moving on to the backswing.

Video Practice Points
  • Move 2 continues the pulling motion of Move 1
  • Moving the shoulder blade farther back pulls the hips along for a total of 90° shoulder turn & 45° hip rotation
  • Checkpoints: Right lat, right heel, right glute
  • The arms' only job is Elevation, Right Elbow Flexion, Upper Arm Rotation
  • The hands will cross center, but the arms remain in front of your chest

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Golf Biomechanics - Move 2 - Finishing the Backswing

The golf backswing is where most golfers begin to look like they're trying to perform a yoga move rather than an elegant golf swing! It's here that many golfers have very odd or extraneous movements that make a proper golf downswing nearly impossible to perform.

The good news for you is that RST makes the backswing a very simple move that only requires normal flexibility and coordination. You don't have to be Gumby-like with your flexibility to get into a tour quality backswing position like I show you hear. It's very simple movements.

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