If you're a true vertical swinger, your backswing should follow the path of in the mitt and up the tree. If you aren't sure if you're in the right positions, I've got a checkpoint test for you to use. It should really help you understand the relationship between the toe line and your backswing.
Bill Salmon actually wrote in about this technique because he saw some local pros using it while practicing. He wanted to know if it's a good way to practice the takeaway.
I have been utilizing the PPGS for two years. Until recently I wasn't consistent taking the club back up the tree. When I took it up the tree in the correct upright plane the shot usually came off with a successful outcome at my target.
Recently I saw a man and a lady touring pro practicing, starting the backswing and stopping when the club was just by their right foot making sure their respective hands and club were on plane, then they continued their swing and flushed the shot every time. This same technique works well with people who are having trouble with the PPGS swing. I'm sure you have seen this technique before, it's helping me be more consistent. Correct alignment is a must for the shot to fly toward the target!
Just a thought, you might demonstrate and pass on if you agree.
I absolutely agree with this tip. Bill also hit it right on the head when he said, "correct alignment is a must for the shot to fly toward the target!" As long as your toe line is parallel left of your aiming line (as it always should be), you will hit your target more often than not. With this checkpoint test, you'll also know if you're swinging too deep.
Give it a try and keep it vertical!
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