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Understanding Your Backswing

There’s something that tour pros do that amateur golfers don’t.

With the help of Gears, a 3D motion capture and analysis system that we use at the Tour Striker Golf Academy, we’ve noticed, that tour pros have a very consistent amount of lead arm adduction in their backswing. This means, how much their lead arm folds in across their chest.

Amateur golfers tend to pin their lead arm to their chest in their backswing (too much adduction). Tour pros use the rotation of their upper body to maintain their width and extension.

Martin demonstrates a simple backswing drill with the help of the Tour Striker Smart Ball, to help you work on not over adducting your lead arm in your backswing. This drill is a little awkward at first, but it really helps you feel how much pressure you put on your arms in your swing.