Benefits of Pausing at Top of Backswing
A pause at the top of the backswing can give your golf swing more power. It also helps you get your weight into the proper position at the top of the backswing and prepares the club for impact.
If you don’t pause at the top of your swing, your hips and wrists might freeze up, which can cause you to lose your club head speed. Instead, a pause allows all the muscles to connect and coil properly so that you can hit the ball with maximum power.
Practicing this move at the range can also help you develop better club head speed when you go out on the course. It also makes you more confident and helps you control your nerves at the end of your swing, which can be a critical factor in achieving your best shot.
Practice this move with a partner and watch how it affects your game!
One of the biggest mistakes that players make in their backswing is not keeping their back arm flat at the top of the backswing. You can test this by pinching a glove or small towel under the back armpit at the top of the backswing and watching it fall out after a few swings.
This is because your back arm might be lifting too much at the top of the swing, which will pull the club head down too early and shorten your tempo. You’ll also see that the outside of your front foot will be against the wall at the top of your backswing if you don’t keep your back arm flat at the top of your swing.