Since I started coaching back in 2007, I have stored on several hardrives, every student I have ever taught. There are literally thousands of golfers I have footage of.
Over a course of a few days during the Covid 19 lock down, with plenty of time on my hands I started to sort through the files and categorise them.
I was not suprised when I looked at the results and this has led me to conclude that we have an epidemic amongst the golfing population. This common swing fault really seperates a good ball striker from a bad one. From my files, it effects around 80% of amateur golfers. The average golfer that hits the ball too high, hits the ball with a fade or slice, is susceptible to hitting the ground first or hitting the ball thin all have this common fault and are victims of the epidemic.
The good news is that with some changes to the set up angles and the turning direction, you can get yourself cured from this and become a much better ball striker.
So what is the fault that is holding the average golfer back?
In a nutshell, it is the angle of the spine at the top of the backswing. The large majority of average golfers have the spine angle tilted the wrong way at the top of their backswing.
Commonly referred to as a reverse pivot or a tilt, this is the killer move that will 100% ruin any chance of you being able to compress the golf ball at impact. You wont be able to lag the club or hit the ball from an inside path.
Here is an example of the difference from a good ball striker versus a bad one
By only improving this one thing, golfers see massive improvement in contact, distance and accuracy. The tilt is also the #1 reason golfers suffer from lower back pain. In summary, your upper body must be behind your lower body at all times during an effective swing.
Video your swing and see if you are making this common swing fault.
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