Practice with Wide Stance for Short, Powerful Backswing (Video)
Practice with Wide Stance for Short, Powerful Backswing (Video)

And if you are a golfer that struggles with having too long a golf swing here is a great little exercise to try and practice as a drill with a shorter swing. Now for most golfers would consider too long a swing is beyond the horizontal position of the top with a driver and maybe swinging it back to about 2 o’clock with the wedge. If your wedge is horizontal and your drive is beyond that, generally that is considered to be too long a swing. And one of the areas that causes the too long a swing is over rotation from the body. So if the shoulders are rotating beyond 90 degrees and the hips are rotating beyond 45 degrees, we’d often suggest that that could be the cause of too long a swing. So as I swing back here make a too long swing, my legs, my shoulders, everything gets involved I’m over my 90 degrees past my 45 club is going too far out. A great exercise to stop yourself doing that, as a drill and I stress it is just a drill, take a very wide stance and by taking stance that’s way wider than my shoulders I’m not going to restrict my bottom half leg action. So as I swing back now I find it very difficult to get my legs too involved therefore my upper body can’t turn and my swing becomes a lot shorter I’m not turning around here too much. So I hit a few shot now just with a wedge here just with a very shot back swing. And what you’ll often find when you are doing this is, is it restricts your swing, those won’t necessarily decrease your power as much as you might think but it should improve your accuracy and your consistency. So if a super wide stance, half a swing back, can’t really get my legs involved too much. I’m popping the one down that and by keeping your legs super wide you should improve the length of your back swing and it should be shorter, your consistency and control should become better. Then you can bring your stance back to the normal width, fill it or keep swinging on the same length and your ball striking and your accuracy should improve without shorter swing.

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And if you are a golfer that struggles with having too long a golf swing here is a great little exercise to try and practice as a drill with a shorter swing. Now for most golfers would consider too long a swing is beyond the horizontal position of the top with a driver and maybe swinging it back to about 2 o’clock with the wedge. If your wedge is horizontal and your drive is beyond that, generally that is considered to be too long a swing. And one of the areas that causes the too long a swing is over rotation from the body. So if the shoulders are rotating beyond 90 degrees and the hips are rotating beyond 45 degrees, we’d often suggest that that could be the cause of too long a swing. So as I swing back here make a too long swing, my legs, my shoulders, everything gets involved I’m over my 90 degrees past my 45 club is going too far out. A great exercise to stop yourself doing that, as a drill and I stress it is just a drill, take a very wide stance and by taking stance that’s way wider than my shoulders I’m not going to restrict my bottom half leg action. So as I swing back now I find it very difficult to get my legs too involved therefore my upper body can’t turn and my swing becomes a lot shorter I’m not turning around here too much. So I hit a few shot now just with a wedge here just with a very shot back swing. And what you’ll often find when you are doing this is, is it restricts your swing, those won’t necessarily decrease your power as much as you might think but it should improve your accuracy and your consistency. So if a super wide stance, half a swing back, can’t really get my legs involved too much. I’m popping the one down that and by keeping your legs super wide you should improve the length of your back swing and it should be shorter, your consistency and control should become better. Then you can bring your stance back to the normal width, fill it or keep swinging on the same length and your ball striking and your accuracy should improve without shorter swing.