Whenever someone who has never heard of the Peak Performance Golf Swing hears the term limited turn, 3/4 backswing, they are usually skeptical and even a little confused. They've been taught to swing to parallel for years, so the idea that you can actually gain more distance with a shorter backswing is something of a surprise.
I received an interesting story and question from Les Spradley. He was golfing with a local, collegiate golf coach who told him that it looked as though he wasn't finishing his backswing. Les wondered if the 3/4 backswing gave the impression of not finishing the backswing. What do you think?
As I have heard in so many of your letters you share online, I too feel like the PPGS has saved my golf game. I am 58 this year and could not imagine my golf game getting better and better. I truly believe I had started the unavoidable decline of older golfers (i.e less distance, less accuracy, no confidence). But, now you and the PPGS have brought the game back in a great way.
Now my question for you. I recently was playing with a local college golf coach and he said I wasn't finishing my back swing typically after a shot that I snap hooked or pulled hook. So, what does finishing your backswing mean in the PPGS? Does the 3/4 limited turn backswing give the impression of not finishing the backswing?
Because the man Les referred to is a college golf coach, I'm going to assume that he's been around the game a long time. He's probably a good player too, even though not all golf coaches are great golfers. Nevertheless, the fact that his suggestion to Les was that his backswing looked short indicates that he's a rotational player. Of course the PPGS is going to look like a limited backswing, because it is!
The part I'm going to focus on is that Les said he's hitting snap hooks. Believe it or not, this actually happens when golfers aim out to the right. They think they are lined up, but in actuality they are misaligned and end up having to flip the club at impact just to hit it towards the target. When this happens, you lose dynamic balance and if you flip the club, you'll start hooking the ball.
My prognosis is that Les is likely faced with a simple alignment issue. Correct that, and you shouldn't miss any more shots to the left, Les!
Keep it vertical!
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