Many golfers insist on using a forward press before they start their takeaway and backswing. As with most things when it comes to golf, I'm on the opposite side of the road compared to other instructors on this subject.
So, today I want to go over exactly how I start my takeaway and backswing. After I determine my target and aiming lines, I'll walk into my setup. I make sure to set up with wide knees, outward pressure. I won't use full grip pressure, however, until I'm ready to start the swing. When I'm ready to start my takeaway, I'll increase my grip pressure to the full amount, activate my muscles to maintain my stability, then I start. The reason I wait to activate all my muscles is because otherwise they'll become fatigued before I even take the club back!
Check out the video above to get an up close and personal look at my own technique.
Keep it vertical!