Set your club in motion

2015 06 Sc

It’s not uncommon to see tour players work on their takeaway. The theory is that, if you get off to a good start, you’re on the right road.

I like to think your takeaway is all about setting the club in motion for the flow of your swing.



I see a lot of people on the practice area really working hard on this part of their swing. People can follow and understand pictures of the set-up as there are static positions and this picture tells the whole story - but when things start moving, pictures can be misleading.



Try and think of your takeaway as a start of a race between the clubhead, your hands, and shoulders. The finish is the top of your backswing. The strange thing about this ‘race’, however, is that it has to finish in a three-way tie: they all need to reach the top of the backswing at the same time.



If they do, it’s called synchronicity and that coils your swing up beautifully for the downswing.



The race, however, is unfair as the clubhead has the furthest distance to travel compared to the hands then the shoulders.



So to compensate, the clubhead gets a head start. I like to think about starting my swing by moving the toe of the clubhead back from the ball first.



-



Scott Clark is the Director of Golf at Prestonfield Golf Club. For lessons, call Scott on 0131 667 8597. Follow him on Twitter @ScottClarkPGA.

Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT SCOTTY CAMERON PUTTERS (2020)
Scotty Cameron
play button
OLD DRIVER VS NEW DRIVER - TaylorMade SIM vs TaylorMade Original One
TaylorMade
play button
PUTTER BATTLE! Odyssey Stroke Lab Triple Track Ten - VS - TaylorMade Spider X
Odyssey Triple Track
play button
THE BEST LOOKING NEW CLUB I'VE SEEN IN 2020 - BUT WHAT IS IT?
Ping
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Woods breaks silence on America’s violent protests
Troon go LIVE for International women's golf day
Women’s Golf Day auction lists stunning items
Women’s pro golf to make UK return
McDowell weighs in on Ryder Cup debate

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods puts new irons in the bag
New Fife golf course gets go ahead
REVIEW - Adare Manor, Ireland's rejuvenated masterpiece
Win a spot in the ASI Scottish Open Pro-Am with Hilton
Padraig Harrington targets 2020 Ryder Cup captaincy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
Get your takeaway right
Watch
play button
The keys to a good rhythm
Watch
play button
Denis Pugh gives a lesson for beginners
Watch
play button
Align your body at address
Watch
See all videos right arrow