Try these simple tips for the takeaway if you are struggling with accuracy and your rhythm has become reshed.

The takeaway is an incredibly important element to any swing. Get it right and you’ll set the club on a good path at the perfect speed – long straight shots are the likely outcome.

The good news is this is one aspect of the game we can all get right. To help, lay down two clubs to create a line, as I have done here.

I see too many amateurs snatch the club away on the inside and this forces them to come ‘over the top’ during the downswing.

So as you take the club back, make sure it doesn’t move inside the two shafts marking the line of your feet.

Once the initial takeaway has been made, hinge your wrists to keep the club on a good path. Finally, make sure that as you take the club back, it moves at a smooth pace.

This will help set the rhythm that delivers the club with the optimum amount of speed through impact. Give this drill a try, it could hold the key to more accurate, powerful shots.

Top tips

  • An important element of the swing in order to set the club on the correct path and the right speed.
  • Resist the urge to snatch the club away on the inside, as this then causes an over the top motion on the downswing.
  • Once you have made the initial takeawat, hinge your wrists to ensure the club is kept on a good path.
  • As you take the club back, ensure you do so at a smooth, continuous pace.
  • This will allow you to set a rhythm that delivers the club with the optimum amount of speed through the impact zone.