Improve Your Game with Proper Hip Turn in Your Golf Swing

By Mike LaBauve

Let's talk about your hip turn in your golf swing. I want you to watch me throw a couple of balls first, watch what my hips do.

A Simple Exercise to Improve Hip Turn in Golf

As my arms throw around in a circle, I am just rolling them on the ground as if I was throwing some kids ground balls, you can see how my arms travel around my body, my shoulders turn and my hips turn also. Now if you look at it on camera you might notice that my hips might start first, or I might step first and everything rolls around, but actually that is not the intent.

I am just trying to throw the ball around in a circle. The same thing happens in a golf swing. If you are trying to swing the club more down the line, like more of a two-plane swing, you will see more of a tilt, a slide and a bump as you go to the left.

Hip Sliding Motion in Your Swing

As I turn face-on for you it will look more like the hips sliding forward as you get to your left side. Whereas in a one-plane motion as the arms are turning around you will see the shoulders turn around and likewise you will see the hips turn around and then you post up on the left leg. So let your arms go in a circle if you are trying to do your one-plane motion and everything will move right on around into a full finish. I promise you that you will hit it a lot better.


Category: Shoulder Turn
Sub Categories: Arms, Swing Plane

About the Instructor

Mike LaBauve
Mike LaBauve
Kierland Golf Club
15636 N. Clubgate Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Tel: 480-922-9283