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The initial part of a stroke, in which one moves a racket or club, for instance, to the position from which forward motion begins.


the movement of a club, bat, or racket backwards, away from the intended point of contact, in preparation for making a stroke



the movement backward of a racket, bat, etc., preparatory to a forward stroke or swing.


[ˈbækˌswɪŋ] n (Tennis) → movimento di apertura
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Golfers think they need to keep their heads down when they swing, but they need to move them back about half a head length during their backswings so they attain the proper weight shift.
Only the head and shoulders should move during the backswing, not the hips.
When that is done, a good exercise to help shorten his backswing is to stand with his left foot against a wall adopting a normal address position, and then make a few slow backswings.
The moment he swings the club too far back it will crash into the wall and soon he will learn where to stop the club at the top of the backswing.
Lewis explained how he hoped to change all that guesswork by giving me a range of new yardage options through making shorter backswings to various points on an imaginary clock-face.
'Take a couple of practice swings including one where you stop at the end of the backswing and check that the position of your left arm is at nine o'clock - or parallel to the ground - just to get a feel for how far you've gone back.
Tara McKenna, head pro at Tatnuck County Club, demonstrates the proper spine angle and weight shift golfers should have at the top of their backswings on tee shots.
It is common for senior golfers to have shorter backswings. The main reason for this is that the body isn't as mobile as it used to be.
Slowly swing the club to the top of your backswing, concentrating on keeping the ball firmly between the forearms.
The first thing we need to clear up is that short backswings don't necessarily mean short shots.
Creating more power comes from hinging the wrists in the backswing and releasing them at the right time in the downswing.
The first thing to remember is that big backswings don't necessarily mean big shots.