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What does the term laid off mean and how can it affect my golf? Now a laid off position refers to the top of the back swing. Now a laid off position at the top of the backswing is very simply when the club rather than being pointing down towards your target goes into position where the club points out behind you.

Now this laid off position automatically drops the club head a long was behind the body. Now this can have a number of different effects, but mostly it causes a club to be dropped behind the body on the downswing and to get stuck behind the body on the downswing as well. What will normally result is that is if you get to the top we get laid off and we drop the club very much here on the inside. And then we have to rotate and flip the hands through impact very, very quickly. Now this turns the swing into a very handsy and a very flicky motion. It's so, so hard to get consistent ball striking from that position.

Now if you are getting on to a laid – if you are getting into a laid off position at the top of the backswing, there are a couple of things which might happen before that. You might take the club away very much on an outside path and then get the club pointing out there. Or you might take it on a very inside path and get the club laid off at the top of the swing as well.

Just go through a couple of checkpoints where you get the club pointing straight out behind you here and then hinge those wrists up then get the club pointing straight out behind you with the top of the swing. If you can hit at those two positions, hopefully you won't quite be in this laid off position, and you won't be coming so far from the inside and flicking those hands over.

So that’s what the laid off position at the top of the backswing is. Make sure the actual stages of the backswing are correct to try and help stop that problem. You certainly find that the shots are more consistent and a little bit more accurate more of the time.