Shifting Instead Of Turning

by Marc Peterson, CPGA Teaching Professional

Many golfers suffer from a swing technique that sees them sway or shift their weight to the outside of their back foot during their backswing.  In trying to avoid this, the dreaded “sway”, many golfers will bring their back knee inward before taking the club back.  In fact, the reverse should be happening.  The more you bring your back knee towards the ball, the more tension you put in your lower body, the less you will be able to turn.

Here’s a tip to help you turn better and not sway back.  At address position, simply move your back knee outward a little, this will allow your knee to turn slightly on the backswing therefore eliminating the sway.

So remember, to avoid the sway and promote a good turn, move your back knee out slightly.

Good golfing,

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