- Without a club, stand with the mirror in the direction of the imaginary target – to your left for a right-handed golfer.
- Cross your arms so that your hands touch the front of your shoulders.
- Assume your normal golf posture, bending forward from the waist.
- Turn as though making a backswing, keeping hands on shoulders.
- Turn through as though hitting the ball.
- As you come through, check your position in the mirror. Your spine should be tilted forward at the same angle you held at address.
- It’s OK to stand up in the final part of the swing.
It’s easy to rotate your body side to side when standing upright. However, doing it while bent over – as golf requires – gives some people trouble.
If you have a tendency to raise up during the swing, you likely hit a lot of thin shots and the occasional top. It’s crucial that you learn to maintain the same spine angle from address right into your follow-through.
You’ll need a full-length mirror, reflective window or similar surface for this drill:
Do this several times as you focus on keeping the same spine angle from address until after impact. Then try it with your arms extended as though holding a club, still with the goal of a consistent spine angle.