Proper Shoulder Alignment in Golf Address Position

By Brent Franklin

Align Shoulders for the Best Golf Swing

Hi, I am Brent Franklin with McGetrick Golf Academy here in Denver. What I want to talk to you today about is shoulder tilt or alignment at address position. What I see a lot of people do and have a lot of problems with is they get up, when they are hitting a driver especially, and they have their right side way too high and it throws their shoulders out of line. A simple way you can rectify this is to stand normally, where you are talking to somebody.

  • Try to stay as level as you can as if you are having a conversation, and all I want you to do before you get into your set up or after you get your feet shoulder width apart of a little wider for a driver, just tilt a hair to your right. All it is is a little tiny move just to your right side and then go ahead and take your normal set up position.
  • What this is going to do is help soften your right side a little bit, it is going to help your body work around your right side a little better as opposed to what most slicers I see have is they get their shoulders high and they come down very steep into the ball.
  • Once again, standing up nice and tall like you are having a conversation, all you want to do is just have a slight tilt to the right and then bend over like you are going to hit the shot.

You are already pre-set, when you turn now you are basically going to be loaded and a little behind the ball. Try this set up with your driver and I am sure it is going to help.

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