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Make a better backswing with one simple tweak

Too much forward bend can restrict your backswing turn and mess up your contact and speed. Here’s a unique drill from Golf Digest Best Young Teacher Brad Skupaka that will help you make a good pivot on the backswing and hit more powerful shots.

First, peel off an 18-inch piece of masking tape and get in your normal address position. Attach one end of the tape just below your sternum and the other to your lead thigh. Now, make a backswing and really stretch out your spine. The goal is to separate either end of the tape from your body, which you can only do if you stay tall and fully turn your upper body against a stable lower body. Take this feel with you to the golf course, and you should start making more solid contact and hitting the ball longer.

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