Full Swing - The Turn
Once the take away in completed, making
a correct shoulder turn not only helps produce your
maximum distance but also helps keep the ball from straying
into the rough.
After the original takeaway has occurred
simply concentrate on rotating your shoulder under the
chin to a position directly over top of your back knee
(i.e. the one farthest from the target). When done correctly
this will result, from a proper setup position, in a
90 degree turn of the shoulders and in turn, because
of the way the human body is constructed, a 45 degree
turn of the hips. This full turn creates a very powerful
swing in two ways.
- It builds up tension in the back, abdominal and
leg muscles. This tension is released during the downswing
creating club-head speed in direct proportion to the
amount of tension created in the turn.
- It places the majority of the players body weight
on the back foot ready for the forward transfer to
occur. As such, the golfer uses his/her own body mass
to create additional power.