October 6, 2014
Every round of golf is a treat but a round of golf at Canada’s new #1 ranked course, Cabot Cliffs is very special. This particular shot, the tee shot at 17, is one of my all-time most memorable shots in golf. It came at the end of a perfect day on Cape Breton’s west coast on the Coore/Crenshaw designed masterpiece.
I like everything about the photo... from the stunning coastline, to the brilliant hole design, I even like my top of backswing position here. And that’s what I wanted to discuss.
Most golfers don’t really understand what a proper top of backswing should look like. Everyday on my lesson tee I see golfers try to do too much during their backswings. Newer players almost always lift, trying to make their swings bigger to find the speed they’re missing, and older players over rotate trying to keep the speed they think they’re losing. All in all, golfers just move around too much during their backswings. I like to tell my golfers... “the secret to more speed and power isn’t a bigger backswing, it’s a better backswing that gives you the ability to swing forward to a finish properly. The most important…
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