Fix the Reverse Pivot to Increase Power in Your Golf Shot

Fix the Reverse Pivot to Increase Power in Your Golf Shot

One of the ugliest moves in golf, and I am sure you will agree, is the reverse pivot. That is when you see somebody move in the opposite direction of the club. My club is going away from the target and my body is going at the target. That is why they call it a reverse.

What is a Reverse Pivot?

So the reverse looks like this, the weight goes into the left leg on the backswing and the back leg on the downswing. Just the opposite direction of the golf club. It usually comes from somebody who is fixated on the ball, they are trying to keep their head down, trying not to move, trying to stay right over it and they will turn like this and their weight will sort of sink into the left leg, kind of sinking into the cement right here.

Now you are either going to drive deep into the ground, or most likely you will pull back out of the shot and hit weak balls off to right fields.

How to Fix a Reverse Pivot with Better Balance

If you are doing this you have to balance your body at address and allow your chin to maybe move an inch or two to the right and feel like you are getting in to that right leg. The reverse pivot remember is when things go in the opposite direction so we have to learn to go right then left.

There is definitely lateral motion in the golf swing, especially on the forward part. But to go forward you need to get behind, get into the right leg, go forward and through to get to the left leg. Try to get out of that reverse pivot, I hate to see that move. It is not athletic, very weak and something you definitely want to get out of your golf swing.

About the Instructor
Jim  McLean
Jim  McLean
Jim McLean Golf School
Doral Golf Resort and Spa
4400 NW 87th Avenue
Miami, FL 33178
Tel: 800-72-DORAL

Jim McLean runs the Jim McLean Golf Schools, considered by some the world's finest. He is listed as one of Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers and Golf Digest's #3 instructor in the world.


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