In the June 2014 issue of Golf Magazine, Old Palm Director of Instruction Mark Hackett explains the two steps to a perfect backswing. The magazine has honored Hackett as one of Americaâs Top 100 Instructors every year since 2009, so his advice is well founded. Hackett says the key to playing well for pros and amateurs alike is to think less about the mechanics of golf. In fact, he recommends concentrating on two thoughts maximum when swinging. Emptying your mind of clutter will allow you to swing âin the zone.â In the case of the backswing, Hackett suggests these two thoughts:
- Turn your left shoulder under your chin while keeping the upper part of your left arm snug against your chest.
- Point your left thumb at your right shoulder.