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Also, watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OciF7zhBh8 . It's crazy to see how much further he hits it when he feels like he's only swinging a 3/4 backswing.

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I would strongly recommend lessons. Often times feel and reality don't match. Your pro however will be able to identify when your swing is long enough.

 

 

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Length of the backswing is a personal thing to me. Look at Jon Rahm and how small his is and compare it to Phil Mickelson and his past parallel swing. Lots of different ways to get to the same impact position.

 

 

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No lessons for me. Nothing is broken, so I ain't Fixin' it. [emoji16]

 

 

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With all due respect if nothing is broken why did you start a thread about the length of your back swing in which you stated you think it was shorter before?

 

This could be blasphemous but I do think there are guys who should stay away from lessons. If you have a caddy shack swing that works it's best not to touch it unless you are willing to undergo a total over haul. I wouldn't because I'm not planning to play on tour but occasionally I want that other set of eyes to check my basics, grip, stance, alignment, etc.

 

The only way to know if you are doing what you think you are doing is through another set of eyes on your swing. A good teacher is not going to mess with you too much unless you ask him to.

 

What feels like three quarters to you may not be. Getting a video lesson will let you know. We can't tell you because we aren't seeing your swing and even if we could most of us aren't teaching pros.

 

Good luck with it.

 

 

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I've always been a rather short backswing player. Even when younger. And that normally only applies to the driver and a long iron. Now that Rohm is on the scene I get called Rohm all the time. Don't get me wrong... I wish I had a long flowing swing like Adam Scott for example. But I don't. Heck, a lot of people I play with think they have a have a full backswing but they don't. However... I can play a decent game most days. So, I have no interest in trying to change it. Besides and IMO there is a lot less to go wrong the shorter the swing is. Providing you can still generate enough power to the ball. I do normally manage to keep the ball in the fairway it seems more than many of my contemporaries.

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With all due respect if nothing is broken why did you start a thread about the length of your back swing in which you stated you think it was shorter before?

 

This could be blasphemous but I do think there are guys who should stay away from lessons. If you have a caddy shack swing that works it's best not to touch it unless you are willing to undergo a total over haul. I wouldn't because I'm not planning to play on tour but occasionally I want that other set of eyes to check my basics, grip, stance, alignment, etc.

 

The only way to know if you are doing what you think you are doing is through another set of eyes on your swing. A good teacher is not going to mess with you too much unless you ask him to.

 

What feels like three quarters to you may not be. Getting a video lesson will let you know. We can't tell you because we aren't seeing your swing and even if we could most of us aren't teaching pros.

 

Good luck with it.

 

 

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I hear what your saying Rev, I video my range sessions and take notes on what I was doing. And when I compare the differences between a "full" swing and a "3/4" swing and I get better distance, dispersion, and better control over the shot shape with what feels like a shorter swing. It really isn't much shorter, and I get a better turn. And don't feel like I am "forgetting" something. Maybe shorter is the wrong word, simpler might be better. [emoji846]

 

 

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Have to agree. My old swing was so long hands were past my head and whilst not John Daly esq it was out of control. Have shortened to what feels like 3/4 but is in fact a full swing but the results are increased distance, better accuracy and improved consistency. Trouble is convincing myself to shorten when you want to hit a big one

 

 

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Generally speaking your swing is better when it matches your body type. My swing is never going to look like Weiskopf or his clone Adam Scott.

 

 

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Ok, so last year I had a pretty damn good swing mapped out for myself. It was about a 3/4 or felt like it anyways. This year I tried to lengthen my swing a little more towards the F... well today at the range I went through the entire bag at the range going about as F of a swing as I can manage. They were going everywhere except where I wanted them to. I dug back in my noggin and remembered, hey short backswing dummy!

 

So I'm back at the 3/4 swing it feels really short, but they are actually going farther and online. It's about Jon Rahms swing length, or at least I feel that's how I look. Obviously no where near as powerful as that beast of a man, but I think it was swingjunkie that told me to go about 3/4. He was right! I knew it all along from last year. I hate the long lay off, I forget how to play!

 

 

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Al, check this video out from the '97 Masters. In my opinion this was Tiger's best swing from a power standpoint because of how well he used his lower body and separated his upper. But notice particularly with driver how he is at 3/4 rotation perfectly. Hitting it 300 yards with an older Cobra driver and steel shaft.

 

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Oh man! Thanks Burk! Too bad the announcer didn't know what he was witnessing. That's about my backswing length, the 6 iron. I remember watching this at the clubhouse while I was doing dishes or something. Too bad they "Tiger Proofed" Augusta.

 

 

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I've always been a rather short backswing player. Even when younger. And that normally only applies to the driver and a long iron. Now that Rohm is on the scene I get called Rohm all the time. Don't get me wrong... I wish I had a long flowing swing like Adam Scott for example. But I don't. Heck, a lot of people I play with think they have a have a full backswing but they don't. However... I can play a decent game most days. So, I have no interest in trying to change it. Besides and IMO there is a lot less to go wrong the shorter the swing is. Providing you can still generate enough power to the ball. I do normally manage to keep the ball in the fairway it seems more than many of my contemporaries.

What's wrong with Rahm? He's playing super good right now, and he can crush it. It's perfectly fine to have a short backswing. You get so much more control that way!

 

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