Takeaway Correct Shoulder Turn - Golf Swing Tip for Women (Video)
Takeaway Correct Shoulder Turn - Golf Swing Tip for Women (Video)

During this swing tip we’re going to have a look at what the correct movement in your shoulder is on your takeaway. So what the correct shoulder turn is during your takeaway. So if we sat up to the golf ball in a good well balanced address position, what you want to work on doing is making sure you have a straight line from your left shoulder down to your left hand and then into the club head. So these three points: the left shoulder, the left hand, and the club head should all link as one straight line.

As you move away on the takeaway you’re going to move that straight line along and away to the right of the ball, along the line that you want the ball to fly on. So work on moving the straight line and you’ll notice that you just start to rotate your shoulder, so that you’re not just using the club and the wrist only, the movement is coming from the left shoulder and as you move the club along the target line, the shoulders just start to gradually rotate and you’ll hinge your wrist to achieve this position on your takeaway.

So if we look at this side ways on again we’d set up think about setting up that straight line, and keep the straight line intact. So we’re going to swing back towards the camera keeping the club head on the target line, and I’m working on pointing my left arm towards the camera. So you should be able to see now that my left shoulder, my left hand and the club all still look like they’re in a straight line. The club head is just raised so it’s now level with my hands, but we still got this straight line look, and that will mean that I’ve rotated my shoulders correctly on my backswing during the takeaway. If we see more of this position looking at the camera there, the club is pointing at the camera, but I’m no longer in a straight line with my left arm and the club. And similarly if we move to here we’re no longer in that straight line again, okay. My left arm is not pointing at the camera and I’m not creating the straight line. So here I’ve over rotated my shoulders during my backswing – takeaway and with this position that I showed before I haven’t rotated my shoulders enough.

So to get the right amount of shoulder turn during your takeaway, use the reflection on your right hand side. Set up where there is a mirror or where you can just see a reflection maybe in a kitchen window or patio doors and work on turning and moving that straight line from the left shoulder, the left hand and the club head towards the reflection that you can see. And as your left arm points at the reflection the club head should be as high as the hands. You should be able to see a really straight line from the left shoulder into the left hand into the club head, and that means you’ve rotated your shoulders correctly during your takeaway. That will really help you to move from a really sound position and you should start to see a big improvement with your golf shots.

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During this swing tip we’re going to have a look at what the correct movement in your shoulder is on your takeaway. So what the correct shoulder turn is during your takeaway. So if we sat up to the golf ball in a good well balanced address position, what you want to work on doing is making sure you have a straight line from your left shoulder down to your left hand and then into the club head. So these three points: the left shoulder, the left hand, and the club head should all link as one straight line.

As you move away on the takeaway you’re going to move that straight line along and away to the right of the ball, along the line that you want the ball to fly on. So work on moving the straight line and you’ll notice that you just start to rotate your shoulder, so that you’re not just using the club and the wrist only, the movement is coming from the left shoulder and as you move the club along the target line, the shoulders just start to gradually rotate and you’ll hinge your wrist to achieve this position on your takeaway.

So if we look at this side ways on again we’d set up think about setting up that straight line, and keep the straight line intact. So we’re going to swing back towards the camera keeping the club head on the target line, and I’m working on pointing my left arm towards the camera. So you should be able to see now that my left shoulder, my left hand and the club all still look like they’re in a straight line. The club head is just raised so it’s now level with my hands, but we still got this straight line look, and that will mean that I’ve rotated my shoulders correctly on my backswing during the takeaway. If we see more of this position looking at the camera there, the club is pointing at the camera, but I’m no longer in a straight line with my left arm and the club. And similarly if we move to here we’re no longer in that straight line again, okay. My left arm is not pointing at the camera and I’m not creating the straight line. So here I’ve over rotated my shoulders during my backswing – takeaway and with this position that I showed before I haven’t rotated my shoulders enough.

So to get the right amount of shoulder turn during your takeaway, use the reflection on your right hand side. Set up where there is a mirror or where you can just see a reflection maybe in a kitchen window or patio doors and work on turning and moving that straight line from the left shoulder, the left hand and the club head towards the reflection that you can see. And as your left arm points at the reflection the club head should be as high as the hands. You should be able to see a really straight line from the left shoulder into the left hand into the club head, and that means you’ve rotated your shoulders correctly during your takeaway. That will really help you to move from a really sound position and you should start to see a big improvement with your golf shots.