Eliminating Reverse Pivot

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Eliminating Reverse Pivot
Category: Posture
Sub-Category: Swing Mechanics, Swing Plane

Video Transcript

Video Golf Tip | Eliminating Reverse Pivot

One of the most common mistakes that I see is that of a reverse pivot. What’s meant by a reverse pivot is that your body is turning towards the target in the backswing and then falling back as you hit. You want to turn your shoulders back behind the ball so that you can come back in to the back of the ball when you’re ready to hit it. One of the things that I see players do when they reverse pivot, is they tilt their eyes and the correction that I give is for them is to keep their eyes level to the horizon. If you keep your eyes level to the horizon throughout the whole swing you’re going to make a much more level turn with your shoulders, your shoulders do tilt a little bit, but only as much as you’re bent forward from your hips. If you bend forward this much and tilt down that much, you’re probably going to be in a reverse pivot situation, where your weight is now on your left side. Ideally as you turn back your weight shifts to your right side, but it does it because your left shoulder turns behind the ball. One of the best ways to ensure that is to keep your eyes level to the ground as you turn back. Eyes level, if you tilt your head you’re going to reverse pivot your body. Keep your eyes level and turn back, you’re going to get a lot more power and a lot more accuracy coming into the back of the ball instead of straight down into the ground.

About the Instructor
Hank Haney
Hank Haney
Hank Haney Golf Ranch
2791 S. Stemmons Freeway
Lewisville, TX 75067
Tel: 972-315-5300

Hank Haney is the instructor to PGA Tour Pros Tiger Woods and Mark O'Meara. He is listed as one of Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers and Golf Digest's #4 instructor in the world.


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