By Kiel Christianson
Amateur golf swings leak power like old garden hoses leak water.
One of the biggest power-leaking moves is a narrow backswing. The wider the backswing, the more your torso coils, and that's where power comes from.
If you want evidence of the power a wide backswing delivers, take a look at Bubba Watson's or J.B Holmes's swing. Neither one is textbook, but both are wider than most, and both guys hit it a country mile.
In this video segment, SwingFix instructor Justin Bruton describes a simple tip to trigger turning your chest away from the ball, rather than just lifting your arms: focus on turning the buttons on your shirt.
Keep those hands out away from your body, coil your torso, and you'll leak less power.
Take an online lesson with Justin Bruton.