When it comes to perfecting your golf swing, there’s so much more involved than your grip. How you stand and position your spine, shoulders, distribute your body weight, and even what your thoughts and feelings will help you attain those perfect hits. If you stand like the pros, you can swing like them, too.
“At Synergy Golf, we believe that your swing is the perfect synergy of your mind, body, and soul,” says Justin Ahasic, founder and head golf pro at Synergy Golf. We use cutting-edge technologies to analyze swings, body movements, brain activity and launch conditions to maximize your potential. Here are steps to guide your way to perfect golf posture.
How to Stand in Golf
For a golf swing, your spine should be straight and leaning slightly forward from your hips to look down at the ball, but without lowering your chin too much. Your eye line should not perfectly match with the angle of your club. Resist the urge to over-lean, or you’ll hamper your balance.
You’ll want your shoulders back and down as much as you can comfortably move them. Standing up straight and moving the shoulders first can make this easier.
From there, slowly bend forward, pretending your spine is an iron rod. You don’t want to bend your spine at all, which includes tilting your head down too much. You should be looking down at the ball with your eyes instead of tilting your head down at the ball.
Finally, bend your knees slightly to maintain your balance. If you feel like you might fall forward, push your hips slightly back.
To review, here are the three simple steps:
- Stand up straight with your chin level and bring your shoulders back and down.
- Bend forward from the hips while keeping your spine perfectly straight.
- Bend your knees slightly and, if needed, push your hips slightly back.
There will be some small variations in ideal posture depending on the club used and other variables, but in general, these tips will give you the posture of a professional.
Posture Mistakes to Avoid
The most common mistakes with golf posture are thrusting the hips too far inward and drawing the chin too far down. Your chin shouldn’t be too close to your chest. Another common mistake is bending the knees too far and not bending over enough. This will cause you to swing more laterally instead of a proper vertical arc, weakening power and swing control.
While it’s one thing to know golf posture, being able to use it throughout an 18-hole game is another. If you want to resolve any issues with alignment, muscle pain, or joint pain, Synergy Health can help with chiropractic care, injection therapy, and other forms of non-surgical pain relief. Making Naples better is our mission, and we’re here to help you live your most comfortable life. Schedule an assessment with our experts at Synergy Golf in Naples and take the first step to perfect posture.