I will show you and discuss the real truths about the backswing. It may not be what you have been led to believe....
It may sound totally illogical to say this but the backswing WILL FIND YOU once you know where impact works from and how to finish the swing. Whilst there are options it truly is just a place to build space and room from. It doesn't have to be perfect as history proves....
Cupped wrist or Bowed wrist? As a carryover from a previous post relating to Jack Nicklaus and his thoughts- here's the video to help distinguish the difference and what is easier to perform for a better game
Great advice here from Jack Nicklaus about the wrist conditions and how they affect the release. There is a video to come on this also that I recently made and it really mimics the Golden Bear's advice here.
The backswing offers a lot of options but one part- the first part- is pretty much non negotiable. Listen as Gary Player explains.
Most of the greatest golfers of all time had a significant lift of the left heel at the top of the backswing. Modern instruction has tried to extinguish that. Listen to why lifting is much better than planting that front heel.
Loading into the right leg on the backswing but still creating turn of the shoulders is extremely useful to help synch up the downswing and the path into impact.
Creating some motion to get motion started has long been a factor of great players. Nicklaus cocked his head. Snead and Player both gave the right knee a kick forwards.There are numerous ways to get some resistance into the start of the backswing to help get things going.
Learn how the right arm works during the backswing and how there are options of differing backswings to torque that right arm into a nice delivery spot as you head into impact
Ben Hogan talked about his "secret" in a 1955 edition exclusive for Sports Illustrated. He specifically mentioned his "secret move" was to cup the left wrist at the top of the backswing. Here I will discuss the advantages of feeling a cupped wrist just as Hogan did.