Creating power with the backswing

The backswing consists of coiling the upper body around the spine without swaying; similar to turning in a tube or barrel. The shoulders turn around the body without allowing the spine to move out over the hip line. The left shoulder must turn back to the ball or to the stop position. The left shoulder blade should move back to the ball, with the right leg holding the brace. It is similar to a baseball pitcher on the mound. Remember not to sway. If coiled properly the body will feel like a loaded spring, waiting to spring into action on the downswing.

Keep the upper arms married to your chest and make sure to keep the club in the center, and maintain the tringle the arms and shoulders formed at address.

Don’t forget to enjoy this great game called golf.

Rick Musselman, golf author and professional, teaches and has a golf shop at the driving range he operates in Muncy.