Two Difference Between Golf Swings for Men and Women
Here is a tip for the ladies. Whenever I am working with women versus men there are only two things that I look at that are different when it comes to the golf swing. The first one has to do with posture, the second one has to do with the arms.
Find the Correct Golf Posture
Posture, ladies are trained all their lives to hold themselves in right at the small of their backs. They do not want to stick their butts out so they hold themselves in. What we need to do in the golf swing is to get the backside going in the right direction. If they do not get their backside out then all they can do is lift the club straight up in the air when they go to swing. A little drill that I have for women is I have them take the golf club, put it vertically against their back up their spine, have them flex their knees, bend forward from the hips which sends the butt in the right direction. Also you will see the nice angles that are formed at the knees, hips and backside. Now that I have her in the correct posture it will be a lot easier for her to swing the club and get it in the right position.
Turn the Elbow on the Backswing for More Power
The second thing when working with ladies has to do with the arms. Most ladies when they grip a golf club are double jointed right here in the elbows. They can actually grip the golf club and have their elbows turned out right there or have the elbow turned in an outward direction. Most men can not do that. Most ladies can. What I really want them to do when the swing the golf club is have the elbow turned outward so that the inside of the elbow is turned towards your body. If it is turned in the opposite direction, when they swing the golf club they take it back and actually have to turn the elbow to get it in the right position. Also, if they do not turn the elbow on the backswing they will get very weak golf shots and weak swings. Once I get that elbow turned in to the right position they almost immediately feel a stronger golf swing.
So when I am working with the ladies I only look for two different things, posture and the arms. If you work on both of those your swing is going to become a lot better.