Use these tips to correct your golf posture, says Teacher to Watch
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You know all those times your mom told you to stand tall when you were younger? Well, little did she know that you should follow this advice on the golf course, as proper golfing form is critical to maximizing your swing.
Well, look, personally I’m not someone with the credentials to call someone about their golfing posture – especially other amateur players. As I recently wrote my golf swing sequence is completely out of balance and part of it starts with my golf posture as I tend to lean too far forward. But, hey, it’s something I recognize and something I’m working to correct.
For those reading this who may be struggling with bad posture on the golf course, GOLF Teacher to Watch Cathy Kim offers some help.
In the video below, Kim addresses some common differences she sees between amateurs and professionals and explains how players can improve their golfing posture with a few simple steps.
How to improve your golf posture
You may be wondering why good golf form is important. Here’s the simple answer: it helps you make good golf swings. The better your posture, the better you should hit the ball.
Kim says the first thing to correcting a posture problem is identifying the problem. The image below shows what your posture should look like.
As Kim explains in the video, “If you look to the left, you’ll see that the lower back is slightly arched. If you look to the right it’s relatively flat – that’s what I’m looking for.”
So how can someone help fix the problem? Kim says taking a golf club and running it parallel to your back can help, which she demonstrates in the image below.
“So go and take your golf club and put it on your back with the grip touching your tailbone,” she explains. “You will work to close the gap between the lower back and the golf club itself. I shouldn’t be able to see any gaps there.”
While proper golfing posture is important, Kim recognizes that it takes time to get used to it. After all, for a player like me, leaning forward has been a bad habit since I first started playing golf. That’s why she says you should practice in front of a mirror and make sure you see and feel things.
“Do this in front of a mirror,” she said. “Practice it. You’re really going to have to use your core there. The ultimate goal is to make sure it stays that flat when you swing the racquet.”
As the photo above shows, good posture starts in your core and works its way down your back to your shoulders. By incorporating this into your swing and engaging your core, you will see better ball contact and improved shots.
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