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Golf And You

When you compare an average Turlock golfer who takes instruction (in this case, we’ll called him “JOE”) to a Tour player (let’s call him “PRO”), you notice big differences in each golf swing. For example, the PRO can achieve certain swing positions because he’s more flexible and has stronger golf muscles than JOE. In fact, physical limitations often prevent JOE from reaching the same positions as the PRO, making it critical for him to make certain adjustments to his technique in order to still strike the ball solidly without hurting himself.

What I’m saying is that if you’re an average Modesto Golf Instruction taker player, trying to copy the exact moves of a Tour player is going to make you worse. But that doesn’t mean, by any stretch, that you can’t have a sound swing and be a good ballstriker and scorer.

PROs Tend To Be Neutral At Address; JOEs Can’t Be
JOE needs to start building an inside path to the ball at setup. His right shoulder should be lower than the left and pulled back to produce a slightly closed alignment in relationship to his feet. This tilts his upper body away from the target, making it easier to turn properly and avoid the dreaded reverse pivot. Flaring both feet slightly makes it easier to rotate.

The PRO wants to restrict early rotation of his body and an excessively inside attack. His feet are more perpendicular to the target line, with his body more “stacked” and neutral.

The Difference In The Backswing Is All About The Pivot
In order for JOE to achieve enough shoulder turn, his hips have to participate from the beginning. The adjustments to the address position help, but free-turning hips are the key to JOE getting to the top properly. The sharper turn of his hips negates any lateral movement away from the target with his lower body. When combined with the slight tilt at address, his upper body moves to the right as it rotates, making it much easier to attack the ball from the inside.

The PRO limits the rotation of his lower body at address and continues to do so by moving laterally during the takeaway. This slows down the turn of his hips, making it easier to swing the club up in front of his body.

The PRO’s pivot keeps his shoulders steeper going back, preventing the club from swinging around his body excessively during the swing. It also promotes a more dynamic change of direction and greater power.

At BYSA I see this all the time. Online Golf Instruction will not help if you don’t get the right guy to look at you that will take what you have and work with that. The whole point is that we all can’t be PRO’s but we can take what is good about what they do and make it our own you just need the right guy looking at you to pick what to try in your swing given your flexibility and your goals.