By Kiel Christianson
The golf swing is composed of one move built on top of another built on top of another.
If the earlier moves are faulty, later moves will be too, or they will need to be adjusted to correct for the faulty previous ones.
The first move in the golf swing is the takeaway. Lots of amateurs start the swing with their arms, instead of rotating their trunks away from the ball in a "one-piece" takeaway, as they should.
In this video tip, Charlotta Sorenstam, Director of Golf Operations, ANNIKA Academy, demonstrates the Triangle Drill, aimed at developing and maintaining a one-piece takeaway.
By anchoring the butt end of the club on your sternum and gripping it low toward the head, you'll get the feeling of starting your swing by turning your whole body away from the ball, rather than just lifting your arms.