Developing a proper backswing

In the backswing we have to take care of three things:

  1. The left arm has to come close to the body while maintaining a steady head and some resistance in the right leg.
  2. Moving the club on plane.
  3. Keeping the blade golf square.

Left arm close to the body

Almost the whole PGA tour is pulling the left arm against the body so it moves about 180° from the set-up position. To keep the head steady the shoulder turn has to come from pulling back the right shoulder blade, not from turning over with the left shoulder (which would move the head to the right side in a very bad position).

Watch Greg Norman’s perfect backswing.