Shorter Golf Swing Drill 4 Start down before you finish the backswing (Video)
Shorter Golf Swing Drill 4 Start down before you finish the backswing (Video)

So the top of the backswing position, if it’s getting too long on you, we’ve at the top of the backswing really is the end of the backswing and the start of the downswing. So if you can’t end your backswing fast enough, one of the ways of getting out a little bit shorter is actually to start your downswing earlier. So during your backswing phase, you actually think about starting down towards the ball sooner. And that will shorten your golf swing. So rather than turning, turning, turning, turning, turning, waiting for that to finish too long before you start down, just start down before you actually finish your backswing. And you should feel then that you’re turning nicely but you come down a bit earlier. And, therefore, your backswing doesn’t get out of control and doesn’t get too long.

It might initially when you practice this drill, fill a little bit snatchy. But it will give you the concept that you don’t need to go right in the way around until you hit the buffers before you can start your downswing. So, here I've got my 3 hybrid club. I’m just going to make a smooth turn back, but I'm going to start my downswing early, so my swing is short. So it’s backswing normally and come down quickly. And it came down far faster than I would have done normally there or far earlier than I would have done. Now, if you’ve got a problem with collapsing and getting long at the top, start your downswing quickly and early to control the length of your backswing. You could initially start this off with a pitching wedge or a shorter club just to control it and then start down quickly, and then gradually see it to your longer swings. It isn’t drill, really. So focus during this on the driving range first and if it’s successful and you like it, take that swing thought out in the golf course. But don’t get long by starting down quickly.

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So the top of the backswing position, if it’s getting too long on you, we’ve at the top of the backswing really is the end of the backswing and the start of the downswing. So if you can’t end your backswing fast enough, one of the ways of getting out a little bit shorter is actually to start your downswing earlier. So during your backswing phase, you actually think about starting down towards the ball sooner. And that will shorten your golf swing. So rather than turning, turning, turning, turning, turning, waiting for that to finish too long before you start down, just start down before you actually finish your backswing. And you should feel then that you’re turning nicely but you come down a bit earlier. And, therefore, your backswing doesn’t get out of control and doesn’t get too long.

It might initially when you practice this drill, fill a little bit snatchy. But it will give you the concept that you don’t need to go right in the way around until you hit the buffers before you can start your downswing. So, here I've got my 3 hybrid club. I’m just going to make a smooth turn back, but I'm going to start my downswing early, so my swing is short. So it’s backswing normally and come down quickly. And it came down far faster than I would have done normally there or far earlier than I would have done. Now, if you’ve got a problem with collapsing and getting long at the top, start your downswing quickly and early to control the length of your backswing. You could initially start this off with a pitching wedge or a shorter club just to control it and then start down quickly, and then gradually see it to your longer swings. It isn’t drill, really. So focus during this on the driving range first and if it’s successful and you like it, take that swing thought out in the golf course. But don’t get long by starting down quickly.