Re: The Stack and Tilt Pattern
Originally Posted by spmurph
First a statement and then a couple quick reasons why the driver seems to be a sticking point for some:
The driver much longer than, say, a 7 iron and you stand further away from it. Because of that and the fact that it is teed up it must be swung shallower. Knowing this is important.
Here are three points to be aware of:
1. Be sure that you are not overdoing the side tilt. Anything can be done too much and overdoing that piece can add too much steepening.
2. Push the hips forward more than with the irons to accommodate the forward ball position and be sure to release the pelvis, "tuck the butt", and extend while the head and center of your shoulders stays in place. This is a big time shallowing move and creates right side axis tilt on the downswing.
3. Be sure in side tilting, standing up, and turning during the backswing that the arms are attached to your torso and not lifting above your shoulder plane. Again...this is a steepening move and would be a bigger NO NO with the driver....think steep shoulders, shallow arms.
Hope this helps.