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The Truth Behind The Perfect Golf Swing - The Backswing

Jul 2, 2008
The objective of every golfer is to hit the ball with as much power and accuracy as he or she can deliver. That without falling over - or without compromising on balance and form. To do this, you have to give it all you've got, without making the common error of 'coming over the top'.

A swing where you are coming over the top is where the head of your golf club veers off to the outside of your line during the down swing. This is the recipe for a beautiful slice.

From the Inside?

To avoid slicing, you have to learn how to avoid coming over the top and keeping your clubhead from moving outside of the target line. This can be accomplished by simply working on a technique which is opposite of coming over the top: come at the ball from the inside.

The most accurate and powerful of golfers can accomplish this each and every time they try, but coming at the ball from the inside may be easier said than done for the beginner golf player. Practice is key and once you get the hang of it, you can rid yourself of that terrible slice shot by making impact with the ball from a downswing which comes from the inside of the target line ever so slightly.

Easy Training

There are golf exercises that you have to practice which will help you train yourself so that you can come from the inside on your swing whenever needed. Here is a simple training procedure known as a swing path drill:

1. Take 3 tees and placed them into the turf approximately 3 to 4 inches apart from one another, and in a perfect line at a 45 degree angle with your target line. If you are a right-handed golfer then the line should be pointing to your left foot. Make sure that you have enough room in between each tee so that you can swing the club through.

2. Now it is time to find your swing path. Take out your 5-iron and initiate a few swings by attempting to hit the top portion of the middle tee. In order to do so, your clubhead must pass between the outside tees in a pathway best described as "in-to-out" in order to avoid contact with them.

If you happen to hit the outside tees then you are still coming over the top and need more practice on your swing. By practicing this technique and hitting the middle tee in this fashion on a consistent basis, you are making contact correctly from the inside - on your way to the perfect golf swing.
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Tom Masters is an accomplished author and golf enthusiast, sharing his golf experience with Better-Golf-Today.com. For a limited time you can claim the '15 Surefire Strategies to Lower Your Golf Score' e-book absolutely free at Better-Golf-Today.com
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