Top of Golf Swing

Now that we have learned a good takeaway and halfway back  position, we want to continue into the top of golf swing position.

The club’s position at the top of the backswing will have a large influence on your downswing.  We want to our backswing generate as much power as possible without sacrificing control and consistency.


Step 1

Start off in your golf stance and move through the takeaway and halfway back position.  In the halfway back position, we should have the club shaft pointed at the 12 o’clock position.

Step 2

Slowly complete the shoulder turn as close to 90 degrees and raise the shaft to between 12 o’clock to 3 o’clock.  Anywhere between 12 and 3 is perfectly acceptable.  Go as far as you feel comfortable with. Stretching may be needed for people less flexible. Try to minimize knee and leg movement.

Step 3

Make sure your head continues to remain at the same height.  Head movement is a common fault in golf.  Check your left arm (for right handed players) to make sure it is straight, against the chest, and feels strong. The arm should not be flexed.

Step 4

Your weight should be about 60% on your back foot as your left foot remains still.  This allows the body to store energy before we go through the downswing.

Things to remember are not to rotate or roll your wrists and use a mirror to take a look at your posture.