Swing Change? Proper Golf Posture First!

The starting golf posture will affect the entire golf swing.  Too often, students start to analyze and blindly change their golf swings before even assessing their starting position.  (Club face and body alignment can also be included in this category, but will be saved for another discussion).

Setting a proper spine angle and creating an athletic position for the body to move from can be influenced by bad habits and physical impairments.  The Titleist Performance Institute refers to the improper spine angles at “C” posture (unnecessary rounding of the upper back) and “S” posture (excessive arching of the lower back).

Stronger abdominals will encourage a neutral spine and a more powerful set up posture.  Perfect your posture before diving into major swing changes.




TOPICS: Golf, Golf Fitness, Instruction

ABOUT: Dodie Mazzuca

Dodie Mazzuca is a former LPGA Tour Player and the founder of Golf PROformance. She is currently the Director of Instruction at Troon Country Club (Scottsdale, AZ) and she also teaches golf in Santa Cruz, CA (May-Oct.). She was an NCAA Academic and Athletic All-American at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. Her background in competitive golf, yoga, golf fitness, and technical training, assists her students in accelerating their learning process and playing better golf. www.DodieMazzuca.com

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