GO | NO GO: Backswing - To The Top

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Go: When the club is waist high, the alignment rod across your chest should be perpendicular to your spine and pointed down toward the ground.  Note, the club shaft should be level with the ground and parallel to your target line. 
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No Go: If the alignment rod is pointing out you are rotating on a flat swing plane and the club will move too far to the inside on the way back forcing you to "come over the top" on the downswing.
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