Jump to content
mvmac

Good Golf Posture (How to Address the Golf Ball)

341 posts / 220927 viewsLast Reply

Recommended Posts

Thanks i will try that drill.  Ok so i uploaded two screenshots from my swingvideo last night. Is this about right?

To me it feels like im pushing down the shaft to the ground.

And this is i think how i used to stand. With the arms pointing away from me more, and so the club was more on the same line as my arms were(if that makes sense).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Want to hide this ad? Register for free today!

Thanks i will try that drill.  Ok so i uploaded two screenshots from my swingvideo last night. Is this about right?

Looks pretty good, just add a little more knee flex.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Does club length have anything to do with posture? If say a club is a 1/2" over length or under length. Would that affect how much you bend or straighten up? Do you just adapt rightly or wrongly to club length?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Does club length have anything to do with posture?If say a club is a 1/2" over length or under length. Would that affect how much you bend or straighten up? Do you just adapt rightly or wrongly to club length?

It won't affect it that much, just think about how your posture changes from swinging a driver versus swinging a wedge.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

I wanted to bring this back up for a couple reasons.

I noticed that a fade turned into a slice in my past few rounds and after doing a quick video in my backyard, I found my butt was sticking out further and my back was curved toward the ball.  I am not sure if this is because of my many years as a hockey player and it feels normal or if it is just my natural back comfort.  I noticed I stand and sit like this as well (anterior).

When I play tomorrow I am going to concentrate on a posterior stance and see what I notice.  It feels better with just some practice swings in the backyard and I feel like the swing is more coiled and not as rugged and inconsistent.  I think it also makes key 1 more achievable.

Am I way off here?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

When I play tomorrow I am going to concentrate on a posterior stance and see what I notice.  It feels better with just some practice swings in the backyard and I feel like the swing is more coiled and not as rugged and inconsistent.  I think it also makes key 1 more achievable.

Am I way off here?

I would agree it makes Key #1 more achievable, couple reasons,

- It's just easier to pivot and make a more "full" pivot if the lower back is flat-ish/upper back rounded than if you had an S curve in the lower back and a straight upper back.

- Pressure in the feet is more stable, guys that stick their butt out will tend to have the weight in their heels.

- More posterior feel helps get the eyes down

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

I would agree it makes Key #1 more achievable, couple reasons,

-  It's just easier to pivot and make a more "full" pivot if the lower back is flat-ish/upper back rounded than if you had an S curve in the lower back and a straight upper back.

- Pressure in the feet is more stable, guys that stick their butt out will tend to have the weight in their heels.

- More posterior feel helps get the eyes down


I noticed a big difference in the feel of the swing.  I am getting the feeling of coiling up during my swing.  I also noticed that I am able to keep my eyes down and I am beginning to think of how I am going to hit the ball rather than my swing takeaway but that is for a different thread

The bad thing was I think because of the change, I am not as upright as I should be which is causing me to stand up during the swing.  I am going to practice this evening on posture AND how my back is aligned.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

am i doing it wrong if i feel strain in my lower back?

Great post Mike

Yes, probably means the tailbone is sticking out, check out the drills in the first post.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Disagree but even if that was true what about everyone else?[quote name="DocJLK" url="/t/56069/good-golf-posture/198#post_1018759"]If Snead's pants weren't pulled up so high his lumbar spine wouldn't look so rounded. [/quote]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

It was a joke!

In the future, try adding a Smiley face...that will let us know if your joking, being sarcastic, ect.  BTW, welcome to TST.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Quote:
Originally Posted by iacas View Post

http://www.tuaw.com/2014/08/29/swing-better-and-lower-your-scores-with-golfer-setup/

Hmmmmm.

Hmmmm is right

Quote:
The side view also discusses the proper positioning of the golf ball in your stance for specific clubs, off your left heel for the driver, in the middle of your stance for most irons, and slightly further back for wedges.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.




×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Welcome to TST! Signing up is free, and you'll see fewer ads and can talk with fellow golf enthusiasts! By using TST, you agree to our Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy, and our Guidelines.

The popup will be closed in 10 seconds...