The Perfect Position at the Top of the Backswing – An RST Golf Student

If you want to see what the perfect golf backswing looks like, look no further than this golf student and member of the website whose backswing position is basically flawless when viewed face on.

It you wanted to get nitpicky, you could say that his stance is a little bit wider than ideal, but because he is so flexible, he manages to stay centered and not sway off of the ball even with the wider stance.  He does tend to hang back a little bit at impact, and we’re working on it as we narrow his stance width a little bit.

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The near perfect RST top of the backswing position


What You Should Copy from This Great Backswing

The great things that you will notice in his backswing position:

  1. He loaded up on his right side,
  2. He hasn’t swayed off the ball, and
  3. He’s made a massive shoulder turn, while still keeping his hands out away from his head.

The last point is critical.

When we see most golfers who make this big of a shoulder turn in the backswing, their hands would be over the top of their heads at this point, as they let their arms swing wildly away from their body and out of control.

What this golfer has done is focused on my backswing mantra:  “Big body turn, little arm swing.

He’s made a huge shoulder turn with relatively little hip turn and kept his arms working in front of his body, all of which have allowed him to achieve this world-class top of the swing position that you see here.

What You Should Do Next

If you want to look like this at the top of your swing, you need to focus on the Five Minutes to the Perfect Backswing video and a new video that I have coming out soon that will show you how to make a massive, loaded up turn like this and even help you transition perfectly into the downswing.

If you struggle with over swinging, this new video will change your golf swing forever and build more effortless power in your golf swing instantly.




Chuck Quinton

is the founder of the RotarySwing Tour online golf instruction learning system. He played golf professionally for 8 years and has been teaching golf since 1995 and has worked with more than 100 playing professionals who have played on the PGA, and other major tours around the world.

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