4- POSTURE

The golf posture provides consistency for the player, improving his/her basic golf swing.

Let’s start with the fourth element:   “The most neglected aspect of the golf swing is the posture. This will help you to be consistent in making your shots and helping you to have a better golf swing.” This lesson is very important and should be taken seriously. The posture influences the path of your swing. A good posture promotes a better golf swing.

Consistency Starts With a Good Posture: Good posture is necessary in order for the golfer to develop to his full potential. This is the foundation upon which to build a repetitive swing.

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1. Stand Erect:

Stand erect with the hands relaxed on the club in front of you.

 2. Extention of Arms: 

Extend the club in front of you keeping both arms fully extended but relaxed.

3. Flex From the Hips:

Flex from the hips keeping your lower back straight. Drop the club to the ground keeping your arms fully extended and relatively close to your body. Your arms should be in a vertical position.

4. Flex the knees:

Slightly flex your knees to make sure they are unlocked while maintaining the straight line in your lower back.

Animation of Setup:

The golfer must repeat his/her swing, time and time again, to obtain the best results. Adopt a position of the body where the head, spine, hips, legs and arms are always positioned the same before the swing is started.

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Educational  Drill:

Learn this educational drill so you can experience what having a good posture feels like.

The 1-2-3 Drill:

1. Flex forward from the hips making sure your lower spine is straight.

2. Let arms hang in a vertical position.

3. Slightly flex your knees and slightly bring your lower back straight.

Building a House: (A good posture in golf is like a good foundation for your house.)

Like building a house, the foundation must be the most important part for it to last hundreds of years. Playing golf and able to perform from the first hole to the last, the golfer must have the ability to repeat the same motion, time and time again. To do this, the foundation or golf posture must be learned and mastered. So again, please take this lesson seriously because the golf posture is essential for you to improve your golf swing.