How to turn in the golf swing

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How to turn in the golf swing

All you have to do to build a better top-of-the-backswing position is move your upper body in two different directions. When you understand both, you can start to build a backswing that will give you better balance, rotation and power.

1. Bend sideways

Stand upright, with your hands and arms across your chest as shown. If you are a right-handed golfer, bend to your left... as far as is comfortable. Do not allow your right or trail hip to pop out.

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2. Rotate

Return your upper body to upright. Now simply rotate it through 90°. Aim to do this around a fixed point; your head and lead shoulder should fall broadly in line with your belt buckle.

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3. Blend the two 

Work through both those moves separately. Once they begin to feel natural, start blending them into one, unified motion. It will help you feel a strong, centred rotation and train great core mechanics for your backswing.

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