In golf, a smooth backswing refers to a swing without jerky movements. Discover why people equate smooth movements with slow speed in golf with help from a director of instruction at a golf school in this free video on golf backswings.
Hello, my name is Conan Elliott, and I'm Director of Instruction for Teacher of Champions Golf Schools here at Camas Meadows Golf Club in Camas, Washington. Today, we are going to talk about a smooth backswing for power. Well smooth is often a misconstrued word in the game of golf. Smooth doesn't necessarily mean slow. Smooth means that it doesn't have jerky moving parts to it. It can be smoothly fast, it could be smoothly slow. But it doesn't mean speed. It means that we are not using a bunch of little quick muscles all of a sudden. So we don't want to get those, those hands involved in the golf swing or the arms involved all of a sudden. But that we smoothly turn our big muscles away from the golf ball and that kind of sets us up into a mode to swing smooth. And smoothness where we keep the little hands quiet and a little muscles of the wrists and forearms quiet, that's what really creates power. So what I want to do is I want to make sure that my big muscles start my back swing, so that I am in a smooth motion. I don't have a quick take away, or a jerky take away. Smoothness, the opposite of smooth would be jerky. So we don't want to be jerking the club around. We want to just smoothly stay wide and swing that golf club. This is Conan Elliott and that's how to take a smooth backswing for power.