Brooke Henderson vs. Daniel Berger – Not So Different

Backswings: The club don’t matter

One of the more common questions that I get from students is “where should the club be in the backswing.” Common thought and past instruction would teach that the club ideally needs to get into a parallel position at the top. Short of parallel in the student’s mind seems to signal that their swing isn’t long enough. Past parallel, well, that would mean they were over swinging and were insanely out of control. While both of the aforementioned positions and thoughts can be correct, they do not begin to tell the entire story of the backswing position.

Take a look at the video below comparing Daniel Berger & Brooke Henderson. At first glimpse, they’re swings look like the couldn’t be farther apart, but on closer inspection, they are almost identical.