Synchronize Your Back Swing For Better Golf

Synchronization of the arms and body in the back swing is vitally important to help produce a well timed down swing and consistent impact. While we see lots of different styles of back swings, one thing all amateur golfers should be thinking about is how efficient is their back swing?

We see lots of compensations in the golf swing and these are usually due to something happening as we swing the club away and time and time again we see golfers get “out of sync” right from the start.

We see this so often that we have created a “swing fault” called the “Disconnected Move away”. This is where the lead arm separates from the chest, out races the torso and leads to the club swinging on a poor “plane”.


Here is a drill that is great to “sync” the arms and body in the move away.

  1. Hold down the club so that plenty of the grip is showing above your hands.
  2. Hover the club in the air so that you still remain in a good posture.
  3. Now start your move away by engaging and rotating your core.
  4. As you rotate and move the club away keep the butt end of the club pointing at your trail hip until your hands pass your legs.



Now you have the feeling of not only “syncing” your arms and body up but also engaging your core muscles as you start your back swing.

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  1. David Warren

    You guys are great have learned a lot watching your videos. Keep up the great work!!!

    1. Andy Proudman

      Hi David.

      Than ks for the comment. Glad to hear that we are helping. Please let us know what you would like to see more of.

  2. Ed

    Amazingly coincidental how often your new tips/vids sync with what I am particularly working on! The hand position stills have helped me improve lag & release lots.

    1. Andy Proudman

      Hi Ed.

      Thanks for the comment. Glad the videos are ringing home to you. Keep working hard and please let us know if we can help.



  3. zbtrey

    Hey guys, I have learned a lot from your videos! I’ve been working on this first move in the backswing but I am getting a lot of mixed ideas. In a Rickie Fowler interview he talked about working with …

    1. Piers Ward

      Thanks for the comment. This is something that is a great checkpoint for any golfer. When the club is parallel to the ground it “ideally” should be parallel to the target line. If you work on this mov…

  4. abcvalet

    United States Marine that doesn’t get too much time to go out and practice, but I take whatever advice you guys give and put it to work!!! I just recently started playing and almost got into the 80’s …

    1. Andy Proudman

      Hi Jonny. Hope we are helping. let us know if you have any questions. Thanks!


  5. marmite56

    Help a old boy recover some of his youth.Think I need some help with hips & upper torso movement,weight transerence not happerning, and when I get my weight through, I’m off balance

  6. Richard Edwards

    Hi Guys, I had a lesson recently and the pro told me the club head moves first as it has the longest distance to travel, he didn’t mention turning the core at all. The problem with golf instruction …

    1. Andy Proudman

      Hi Richard, great question. Yes the club has the longest to travel however, moving the club first often leads to a poor back swing sequence. Focus on moving. everything together. The club will move at…

  7. alenin

    I’ve always wondered where the club should be in relation to your target when the club is parallel to the ground in your balding. Should the butt of the club be pointing at the target or should it be…