Posture fix from the Golfnet Guru

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​Sean has been in touch with a question about posture.

  • 03 April 2015
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​"I would like to know what posture should I have when hitting a driver or the other long clubs should my back be more straight when hitting a driver?'


Your back shouldn’t be ‘straighter’ for a driver (or some of the other longer clubs) but it may feel a little more vertical due to the fact that the shaft is longer etc. That being said, you need to create some angle between your upper and lower body in order for your arms to ‘hang’ at the address position.

Here are some points to note;

- Your stance width is at its widest for the driver (but not too wide so as to inhibit your turn and overall movement).

- You’ll be bending forwards from the belt-line a little less than you would for a 9-iron but your spine angle should certainly not be ‘vertical’.

- You should feel ‘athletic' and ‘ready’ rather than lazy and tense.

- Your weight might slightly more towards the toes than the heels, but not in a way that could see you tip forward with the passing breeze.

Golfnet Guru Tip: Use the muscles of the abdomen to support your forward lean rather than the muscles of the lower back.

PHOTO: Thomas Bjorn at the range, courtesy of Golffile.

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