Good Posture

By Seán Hawker

Good posture is important, as it will determine the shape of your swing.

I believe that once we get the proper grip, the next important part of the golf swing is getting in the correct posture.

Being in the correct posture allows a golfer to be able to make the proper turn back and through the golf ball, and I always tell golfers that they want to be in an athletic position with their posture.

Here are a few tips to accomplish the proper golf posture:

• Stand tall with a slight knee bend from the hips.

• You should feel a pelvic tilt (bum out) with a flat back as you bend over.

• Your weight should be on the balls of your feet.

• You want a slight tilt with your spine away from the target so your lead shoulder is slightly higher than your trailing shoulder.

• Your arms should hang straight down from your body and you should then grip the club from there.

Once you are in this correct posture, you should feel very stable over the ball. If a friend was to come up to you and push you on the shoulders you should not fall over.

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Seán Hawker is a bilingual PGA professional available all across the Algarve. He is available for golf tuition for players of all levels, from complete beginners to tour winners.

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