The golf swing takeaway sets up your golf swing
Does your golf swing feel off track right from the get go?
Maybe it feels like you are pulling the club to the inside and your swing gets over the top?
Getting the proper golf swing takeaway is vital to ensure the fluidity and plane of your entire golf swing.
The good news with just a few minor changes you can develop your own takeaway to match that of your favourite touring professional.
Why the golf swing takeaway is important?
Every action or movement you make in life starts with a beginning. This first movement dictates whether the whole action or movement is successful.
This is especially true in golf and it all starts with the golf swing takeaway.
This initial movement if done incorrectly will make it extremely difficult to co-ordinate the rest of the golf swing.
No matter how perfect your posture, grip and aim and alignment are, if you begin the golf swing the wrong way it is doomed from the start.
The most common problem in the golf swing is an inside golf takeaway.
What happens is the club head gets pulled in sharply towards the body as per the picture below.
The usual result is the golf swing is moved off plane and has to make certain compensations to get back in the right position.
Most commonly what happens is at the start of the downswing the club head comes over the top and down across the line of the golf ball.
This results in many poor golf shots including pulls, pull hooks, and weak slices.
How to fix your inside golf swing takeaway
The best way to fix an inside golf swing takeaway is to work on your wrists and the role they play.
The first initial movement should be the hinging of the wrists vertically instead of horizontally.
You need to ensure your left wrist does not flatten out too early which pulls the golf club on the inside.
Next you need to move the golf club across your chest as you hinge your golf club vertically.
You also want to keep some cupping in your left wrist which stops your right wrist from hinging back and pulling the golf club inside.
Ideally you want the golf club to stay in front of your body with your hands moving back closer to your body and the club outside of your hands.
The video below from Rotary Swing teaches you a great way to stop an inside golf swing takeaway.
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You'll learn more great takeaway drills that will get your golf swing started off right.
Keep working on it until it becomes habit and you will find the rest of your golf swing will improve as a result.
Your golf swing takeaway is a vital part of the golf swing so work on it until you get it right.
The magic of the one piece takeaway
Another great way of fixing your golf takeaway is to make a one piece takeaway.
As suggested by the name everything moves away when you start your golf swing in one piece.
So your big muscles like your shoulders, back and arms all move the golf club away in one piece until your club gets parallel to the ground.
This is a powerful way to start your golf swing and eliminates a lot of problems that can result further into the golf swing.
Watch the video below where I'll show you how to make the perfect one piece takeaway in your golf swing and 1 simple drill you can practice at home.
Now it's your turn
Give these inside golf inside takeaway methods a try and let me know the results.
Remember, once you get you takeaway started off right it makes the rest of the golf swing much easier.
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