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There is no perfect position in the backswing. The best position for you is whatever makes it easier to slot the club correctly. Some need to lay it off. Some down the line and some across. Some need

Thanks, Mike. It seems the left shoulder down allows the up (hands & arms) in the backswing.

The main way to transition is from the ground up. Mainly hip turn. However, I believe it's important to first establish how to execute the right side bend on the downswing first. So the video below best explained the feeling as its stated in the video. "The key is to get your right shoulder and right hip closer without moving your hips forward"

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Yeah, I'm a bit unclear also. Are you guys referring to sideways spine tilt?

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I see. I relate bending to a curved line and tilting to a straight line. IMHO, your spine should be tilted, but straight and everyone is different. I try to tilt about 5* to my right at setup and maintain that until impact. This gives me solid contact and a shallow divot. I have to make sure I stretch well before I play though because if I don't, the proper tilt doesn't feel right because my muscles are tight.

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Cobra LTD Pro 9.5° HZRDUS Blk 70 S @ 44.5"
Cobra LTD Black 14.5° Aldila RIP Beta 80 S @ 43"
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Mizuno MP5 4-PW - Aldila RIP Tour 115 R
Mizuno MP-T5 52, 56 & 60 - TT Wedge
Grips - Grip Master Master Perforated Midsize

Oddysey Stroke Lab V-Line Blk 33.5"
 

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I hope it helps some people. In my opinion, I think there are other things to focus on to get the same results and not think about your bend.

I can see a lot of players misinterpreting this and creating a lot of tilt. Similar to the drop-kicking driver trend during 2017-2018, when hitting at an upward angle on the driver was all the rage. You need more tilt is what everyone was saying.

Just be careful and use mirrors / video to make sure you aren't tilting a bunch.

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It's all in the hips...

 

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