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    part 4 driver 1

    The initial inches of the golf swing, called the takeaway, put the club on its path and plane. A sound takeaway is a key to making a solid backswing – and producing consistently accurate, powerful drives.

    Fortunately, the takeaway is relatively easy to master. To make a proper, one-piece move from the ball, simply:

  • Maintain the triangle formed by the left and right arms as you pull the club back. The wrists should not begin hinging yet.
  • Rotate the shoulders and chest in unison with the arms. The left hip should begin to turn right as the hands reach the right knee.
  • Avoid keeping the arms and wrists too rigid as you draw the club back. 
  • part 4 driver 2

    Now you’re in position to finish the backswing with your major muscles working in harmony. As you continue swinging the club back:

  • Your shoulders, chest, torso and hips continue rotating; the wrists should hinge naturally when reaching waist height. If the club’s toe points straight up at this juncture, everything’s in sync.
  • The shoulders should be turned twice as much as the hips in relation to the target line at the top of the backswing. (Ideally, the shoulders at 90°, hips at 45°.)
  • If you’ve made a full turn, the club should be approximately parallel to the ground at the top of the backswing. 
  • The left heel should be raised slightly off the ground.
  • The right knee remains flexed, with your weight favoring the right foot.
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