Posture Key Points
When I watch Pros on television address the golf ball, I see precision and attention to their posture. When I see recreational players address the ball, I see quick and sloppy with little, if any, attention to their posture.If your posture is sloppy and off-balance, then chances are your shot will be sloppy and wayward. Balance, athleticism, proper angles and tilts are the key elements of posture. If done correctly, you are making it easier for the clubhead to do its job; strike the ball with speed and power.
Focus on Good Posture
I see many women set up to the ball hunched over, back and shoulders rounded, chin pinned to chest, and a butt tucked so deep, I can no longer see it! You cannot swing freely in this setup. You can see that there is good space between my chest and chin, allowing room for my left shoulder to rotate freely on the backswing.
The shaft-to-spine visualization is a good method to visualize consistent posture and to maintain that posture through the swing. As you turn into the backswing and come down through impact, visualize turning around the shaft without changing the shaft’s angle. This will help you feel the correct spine angle and stay in your posture. Much more about this topic inside the Yellow’s printed and Digital Editions! Get Green Checks with these Posture Key Points