My last blog was about the grip being the engine that starts the golf swing. This is about the posture and how important it is to have the correct posture so your body can make the correct golf swing. Good posture is important as it will determine the shape of your swing. The one thing I generally notice when I am on site at a tour event is the posture is fairly consistent for most golfers. They all look really good when they set up to the golf ball. When I walk up to the driving range at a club or a practice facility, I can generally tell what kind of player the golfer is by looking at the golfers posture.
I believe that once we get the proper grip the next important part of the golf swing is getting in the correct posture. Being in the correct posture will allow the golfer to be able to make the proper turn back and through the golf ball. I always tell golfers that you want to be in an athletic position with your golf posture. Here are a few tips to accomplish the proper golf posture:
1. Stand tall with a slight knee bend from the hips.
2. You should feel a pelvic tilt (butt out) with a flat back as you bend over.
3. Weight on the balls of your feet.
4. Slight tilt with your spine away from the target so your lead shoulder is slightly higher than your following shoulder.
5. Arms should hang straight down from your body and then grip the club from there.
Once you are in this correct posture you should feel very stable over the ball. If I came up to the golfer and pushed on their shoulders they should not fall over. Try having someone push you once you get in your golf posture and see how balanced and stable you are.
Now that I have covered the grip and posture the next piece will be on proper alignment. If you have questions please contact me at Kandi Comer Golf located in Charlottesville, VA at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.kandicomergolf.com. If you are in the Charlottesville area we would love to have you stop by for a visit.