Full Swing - The 'Take Away'
The first movement in a golf swing begins
as the club moves away from the golf ball. In order
to maximize the chances of getting to the top of the
back swing correctly we should always try and complete
this takeaway in a fashion we call a "one piece
A 'one piece takeaway' occurs as the tip
of your club, up through the hands, wrists and arms,
all the way to the shoulders appear to move as though
they are one solid piece. All these components should
move as one until your hands reach a point just in front
of the outside of your back leg (to pick a specific
point - your kneecap).
A 'one piece takeaway' means there is
no movement at the point where your hands meet the club,
within the wrists, elbows or shoulders. Concentrating
on taking the club straight back in a one piece takeaway
will help get the club on the correct plane for the
rest of the golf swing.