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Many golfers have a hard time balancing torso rotation and side-bend in the backswing. This can lead to a few common swing faults, most notably a loss of posture or a flat shoulder plane. For players that fall into this category, it can be helpful to focus on side-bending immediately at the start of the take-away. This will help create more of a 1-to-1 ratio of side-bend to rotation. It will also prevent the need for any additional compensations at the top. Too often, players will start their take-away with a very flat shoulder turn and then try to excessively side-bend as they work to the top of the swing. This can really throw off the timing and load of the upper body and cause a number of issues in the downswing.
Tags: Standing Up, Backswing, Drill, Beginner