Golf Fitness Dallas tx explains golf posture
Golf Fitness Dallas Tx explains Golf Posture
The four mechanical fundamentals are: grip,posture,alighnment and ball position.
When it comes to golf posture which one is needed for your golf game?
Understanding the answer to this question may be your missing link to a great game and to years of enjoyment instead
of frustration on the course.
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Proper Golf Posture at address – YOUR KEY FROM START TO FINISH
Is there a relationship between a proper setup and your physical limitations? The answer to this question may be your missing link to a great game and to years of enjoyment instead of frustration on the course.
Golfers striving to improve their scores must focus on fundamentals for success. The single most important and most overlooked swing fundamental is the setup.
The setup writes the script for the swing and yet most golfers struggle due to poor address positions.
The proper set up feels so strange because it is different from most of your normal daily stances.
Try this: Stand up, get in your golf posture and see which muscles are tight. I’ll bet the first thing you feel are your hamstrings, bend over a little more and you might feel tension in your lower back.
Most of the muscles involved in the set up are the muscles of the trunk, (core muscles). They work with the stabilizers in your torso, shoulders, hips and upper legs to provide the solid foundation for your golf swing
- The two most common improper set up positions are the C-Posture and the S–posture.
The C-Posture (the upper cross syndrome) is any excessive rounding of the upper back or thoracic spine in your golf posture. It is a forward shoulder posture where the chest becomes over contracted and the muscles in your shoulder blades get weak and roll forward. The physical reason for this is the combination of muscle imbalances of the chest muscles, upper traps and the shoulder muscles.
To correct the upper cross syndrome, you need to strengthen the key muscles of the upper back with the Physioball Tee Squeeze exercise: Pics 1a 1b
In the 6 iron golf posture with the physioball secured firmly to your chest. Begin by squeezing the shoulder blades together and hold for a count of three. Slowly release and repeat 10 times.
The S–posture or lower crossed syndrome is the excessive swayback or behind sticking too far out creating what we call, the “S-posture”. To correct the lower cross syndrome, you need to stretch your hamstrings and your tight hip flexors with the Hip Flexor/ Hamstring exercise: : Pic 2a 2b 2c
In the kneeling position start by pressing the hips forward, allowing your right knee to bend over the right foot. Continue pressing forward until a stretch is felt in the left hip. Once a stretch is felt in the left hip, now place hands on the floor and straighten right leg and place the left heel on the floor,
TIP: Keep your torso upright and do not bounce during the execution of this exercise
Stretching and strengthening these key muscles will enhance your ability to not only achieve a proper posture at address, but also improve your golf swing mechanics. Improvements you can sustain and repeat for all 18 holes.
So take advantage of this time of the year, if you are going to get back in shape, incorporate a golf fitness program that will not be counter productive to your golf game. Now, go drive it straight down the middle!
Chris Ownbey is a Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) certified golf fitness Instructor. Director of Golf Fitness for Las Colinas Country Club, Author and Producer of the “The Golf over 50”, and the Online Ultimate golf Fitness Performance.
Chris will help you develop the flexibility, strength, balance and power needed to make a consistent golf swing.
For Contact info visit: www.chrisownbeygolf.com or call 214-457-9684 Group or individual programs available.