To many people watching, golf for them is a sport for rich people. Golfers wear decent clothes, the swing those club with ease and precision, walk into the golf course and show their swag. Sometimes, it is associated with lifestyle to only the rich and famous. But more than that, golf is a serious sport. It needs mastery, practice, proper distance, etc. in order to make that perfect golf takeaway when playing.
What is golf takeaway?
In the golf lingo, “takeaway” is the first move away from the ball of the golf club. The golf takeaway is considered as the first movement of the backswing. This is crucial since the first step dictates the success of the entire swing of the club into the gold ball. Also, the swing directs the ball into the hole where it should be directed. A lot of first timers may not get the precision of how the backswing should be made but with practice and correct posture, the golf takeaway will get better and better.
Posture is important when taking that swing in golf. Golfers need not have an athletic build. All they need is to master the correct posture before taking that swing. To do so, they need to they need to relax their forearms and straighten it as much as possible with a distance of 4 to 5 inches from the hands and the body. The hips should be pushed at the back. The arms and the chest should form an imaginary triangle when doing the golf takeaway move. Golfers should remember that the arms and shoulder should be relaxed to effective swing the club.
The way golfers held the club is important so effective make that golf takeaway. Experts suggest that finding the grip is effective without holding the club first. By doing so, they just need to relax their arms as it hangs downward and find out that the arm with the target side hangs between inside the thigh into the center thigh in the target side. Upon looking down, the knuckles are seen and this is the body’s way of knowing that is the angle for the neutral grip.
There are drills in order to execute the perfect golf takeaway and the backswing. By doing so, they need to put a two pieces of 4 feet tape that faces the target. Then the golfer should stand approximately 6 inches outside of the tape on the left side and then do the hitting position. The goal here it to fill the golf clubs the space between the 2 tapes which is about 2 and ½ feet apart. If it hits the right tape, the golfer hits it outside. If the club hits the left tape, the tendency is that the club is in a flat position. It takes a lot of practice to master the perfect golf takeaway and the backswing.
- Rule of thumb
Upon taking the club back after the swing, the rule of thumb dictates that it just takes 2 seconds to put the club in the top position as a perfect golf takeway. Jerking the club downwards from up top will create torque which will bring the golf ball further away.