I purposely said only “up” yesterday to get people thinking about what that actually meant and how that would work…and what they actually do.
It actually works up and away from the golf ball. The farther you can get your right hip from the golf ball, while maintaining balance…the better.
Here is an easy way to feel how the right hip is supposed to work in the back swing.
If you want to get better at golf…absolutely do what I am about to describe. This is a feel drill.
Hold a shaft cross armed in front of your chest. Get into a setup posture with a mirror behind you. What would be in a down the line camera position.
First, purposely turn the shoulders so the shaft turns to parallel to the ground. You will then see and feel the normal swing mistake a lot of golfers make. Look what the right hip does. It stays low and the hips over rotate. Using the “swing fix” of doing the opposite of bad, people (like Jim Mclean of the past) would say, “Restrict the hip turn.”
That doesn’t help the issue.
Now to the good stuff.
Rotate your shoulders 90* to your spine. The shaft in front of your chest makes this easy to see what 90* is.
Feel and see what your hips are doing.
Then rotate your hips so your shoulders turn 90* and look and feel that sensation.
Figure out which of these two sensations feels better and easier to do…now you know how to trigger your backswing.