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Question on Pre-Swing Fundamentals:

I keep lifting up in my back swing, instead of rotating. I was told that the possibility to stop was improbable. What do you think?
--Don M. from Edgewater, MD

Hi Don. Thanks for writing MyGolfInstructor.com. I'm looking forward to helping you in your game.

Standing up out of your posture is a common issue on both the backswing and the downswing. Various swing issues can cause this to happen from positioning in your set up to release and weight shift issues, but it's often a physical cause as well.

Why you are doing it is impossible for me to determine until you send your swing in for analysis. The first thing to check though is to make sure that you are set up in a good posture position that will promote rotation as opposed to standing up in your backswing. Check out this article to get in a good starting posture:

Posture:
www.mygolfinstructor.com/instruction/pre-swing-fundamentals/posture/

This article here will help you learn how to maintain your posture once you start your swing:

Posture: Establishing Good Posture is One Thing, Maintaining it is Another:
www.mygolfinstructor.com/instruction/pre-swing-fundamentals/posture-establishing-good-posture-is-one-thing-maintaining-it-is-another/

I hope this information helps and if you have any other questions feel free to write back and ask. Thanks.

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