Though the title suggests it, I'm not referring to the origins of the universe in today's daily video. The Big Bang Theory is actually the term I use when talking about the transition and the bump in the Peak Performance Golf Swing.
A lot of golfers swing to parallel and, many times, beyond. When using the PPGS, your backswing should only go up to 3/4. Alexander van den Bergh is having trouble swinging too far past the 3/4 point and is looking for some tips to eliminate this error from his game.
Can you please advise me what to do? My upswing remains higher than it should [and] my club is almost horizontal at the end of my upswing. What helps (but not enough) is I do my upswing slower and straighten my left arm. Have you any other advice/drills which could help me to shorten my upswing?
Thank you very much in advance,
In this case, I believe that horizontal means that his club is parallel to the ground at the top of his backswing. A lot of times, people wonder why this happens. It's usually because their left arm breaks down near the top. So, what causes you to break down?
There's an old saying from years ago that you should keep your right arm tucked. However, if you do that, it makes it hard to keep your left arm straight. You can't play golf like this because you're basically hugging yourself. With a correct PPGS, your back arm has to end up at a right angle. If it collapses past a right angle, you're collapsing inward and losing your extension which pushes you forward.
The whole key to getting a 3/4 backswing is that you shouldn't try and stop at the top of the backswing. Instead, you should be transitioning at the top of the backswing. You ring the bell at the top, then transition with the bump (BANG!) and fire. That's why I call this the Big Bang Theory.
You have to know that when you make your transition, you have to be holding on firm with both hands. You've got to be in control of the club, not the other way around. If that's the case, the club will just keep going up and past parallel. You need to find out where the top of your backswing is. Once you have a better understanding of where it is, you can start working on getting to a good, solid 3/4 position.
Keep it vertical!
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