Balance: Spine Angle

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Balance: Spine Angle
Category: Posture
Sub-Category: Shoulder Turn, Address/Set-Up, Swing Mechanics

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Balance: Spine Angle

Well you might be wondering what I’m doing with a golf club attached to my lower spine. Well I’m actually finding the perfect way to illustrate to you correct balance. From the perspective of down the target line. As I turn back, I keep the lower spine and turn through. I keep the lower spine at the same angle. As I swing through the shot and rotate the spine rises and that allows me to move through the shot freely and take the pressure off my spine. In theory we would stay in this position all the way through and into the finish. But that theory has two problems with it. One, it destroys the flow of motion; my body gets cramped as I go through. Two, I’m a human being and I can get a bad back. So this little exercise allows me to feel the correct movement of the lower spine in the backswing, the downswing and then the through-swing. You see it’s my belief that in balance, as we look at the backswing we see a turn, as we start down we see a down turn, through impact we see an up turn. So really, there are actually three turns in the golf swing. The back turn, the down turn and the through turn. Feeling that when you practice will allow your mind to settle into the correct feeling of balance from the perspective of the target line and allow you to get better contact on the ball.


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