You are currently watching a video about how to get width in the backswing, this is an interesting topic as a few misconceptions about the takeaway in the golf swing often come up with people offering opinions that by creating a wider takeaway then you will create a more powerful and potential faster club head speed helping you hit the ball further which I’m not sure is true.

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  1. When I take my golf swing away I feel my right hand is covering the left hand and I get to parallel and I lift up my arms and I get a reasonably result is that my width?

  2. Great opening comments and right on. "..Let it be said straightaway that a wide arc of the clubhead on the backswing has no merit whatsoever in itself. But it does help to make sure that the club is swung to the top of the backswing with a full turn of the shoulders, not just by pulling the left arm across the chest. It pulls the whole body into a true swing around a still hub or central pivot." Allistar Cochran and John Stobbs, Search for the Perfect Swing, page 99. On page 98, they discuss the difference between rolling and non-rolling takeaways preferring the non-rolling or "square" takeaway as it promotes the shoulders, club, arms, and hands coming away in one piece. As usual, Russell, great video!! The teaching of width in the backswing does more to destroy the swing than help it.

  3. The shoulder turn creates width, the more you turn the shoulders, the less bend you’ll get in right elbow

  4. You need to make a video about keeping the right shoulder back on the downswing! When the right hip turs toward the target before getting to the slot, like you are teaching, it makes you come over the top! Please make the video!

  5. Isn't the longer you delay wrist cock and keep the right arm straight promote more of a two plane swing than a one plane as one more move must be made (arm drop) to get the club on plane?

  6. Bryson Dechambeau swings wide with very little wrist hinge. Stays centered swinging against an angled and braced right leg. Seems to get pressure shift by falling onto his left side. He has a downlag but releases lag earlier than most pros. May have its advantages.

  7. Hi Russell, enjoy your vids and watch all the latest…  wondering if I could pick your brain for advice? I'm a decent golfer who has been working at lessons, but I'm struggling between the (possibly advanced) differences between irons v driver swing. My coach highlighted a few things and I'd be interested in your input as a second opinion; (1) The driver backswing has a flatter shoulder rotation than that of the iron and ultimately is a flatter swing? I question this because I don't see any the guys on tele any more inside or flatter at the top than they are with their irons. (2) Once at the top, the downswing sequence differs, you don't unwind whilst moving forward with the driver and also the majority your weight should still be on the right foot at impact? Feedback on these would be much appreciated fella.