Set Up and Posture: Balance for the Turn

Set Up and Posture: Balance for the Turn

Let’s look at the basic of the set-up from the face on view and see the posture that I take at address can dramatically effect how I can rotate and shift my weight during the golf swing. I’m looking down the target line. How the posture would effect how I can maintain the angles that I set during the swing. This is very important because if you have poor balance you’ll never hit the ball with the heart of the golf swing. Which is to me a great loss of power and you’ll end up just swayling, swaying and swinging at the ball with your hands and arms. So let’s look at what I consider a good set-up position. The knees flexed slightly depending on your height, you bend from the waist. Most important of all you must be relaxed from your shoulders. This will allow you to turn naturally around into the right side. Remember the weight doesn’t shift from side to side; it shifts around during the golf swing. Of course, as you come back into impact it shifts to the left side and then around again. Too often from this tight position that people adopt in the address set-up position they then move the weight incorrectly from side to side and forget to rotate. Or the opposite, they remember to rotate but forget to use the right amount of lateral motion. Looking down the target line, poor set-up, too much tension, the club’s lifted up by the spine, swung down by the spine, while swung down and lifted up. All of these problems start at the address position and establishing a good set-up will allow you to have good balance in your golf swing.

Category: Posture
Sub-Category: Address/Set-Up, Alignment

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