Shoulder Position At Impact


In this tip, I explain where the shoulders should be by the time the club is making contact with the golf ball. In most people that I teach, their shoulders are square or even closed to the golf ball. But the majority of tour payers are in an open position, this is because they are firing their body, not hitting with their arms. Since your arms can move so much faster then your body it is impossible for your body to catch up if your arms go first.

This is why it is so critical for your body to start the downswing. If not then your arms will hit the ball and your shoulders will end up square or closed to the ball. Sometimes people try to work on stretching the arms out and not realize that this has to be combined with the shoulders open to the ball at contact. Try this the next time you gol out and practice and you will see the improvement in contact.

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Hip Turn In The Golf Swing

In this tip, I talk about and explain the correct amount of hip turn you need into the backswing. Most people want to try to turn too much and then you lose all torque in your swing and therefore will lose power. What good players are doing is to limit the amount their hips turn into the back swing and this will create a tightness in your body. I usually describe it as like twisting a rubber band. I do show it in a demonstration with a golf club headcover to show the hip turn in golf.

If your shoulders turn to 90 degrees, then your hips should turn half of that and your knees would turn half of your hips. This creates the proper ratio in the body turn. This way, your swing has generated enough torque to create a significant amount of power. You are looking for a tightness in your back muscles and this is like the tightening of the rubber band. Look for this the next time you swing the club and you will see the extra power.

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How To Play Better Golf

In this tip, I explain what happens when you start hitting poor shots on the golf course and how to play better golf. You have to ask yourself this simple question; “am I tired at some point during the second nine?”. Most of the time when you are coming down the last holes you end up pulling shots and do not know why other then you are tired. This comes from trying to hit with your arms and not with your body.

You first need to understand what happens when you get tired during a round of golf. When you are hitting shots with solely your arms, it’s like you out there chopping blocks of wood all day long, therefore you will get tired. But, hitting shots with your body does not take up too much energy and you will have more energy at the end of a round of golf.

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