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Takeaway

The Takeaway is the very first move in the golf swing. It is a combination of shoulder turn, arm swing and wrist hinge that moves the club away from the ball and to the point of parallel to the ground. It is the very first part of the overall backswing. The club should move on an arc during the takeaway. If the club moves too severely to the inside it is considered flat or laid off. If the club moves too much to the outside the takeaway is considered too steep.

Takeaway Drills

Takeaway Tips

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  • Use More Wrists and Less Arms on the Hinge & Hold

    For a Hinge and Hold shot barely allow your arms to swing on the backswing. The backswing should be made mostly by hinging your wrists. Simply set your wrists, make as little arm swing as you need for the distance at hand and pivot forward dropping the club on the ball. The angle that you set in your wrists helps to pop the ball up unlike the bump and run shot which is a low running shot.

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