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What Does Stack And Tilt Mean Should I Be Using It In My Golf GameA “Stack and Tilt” golf swing is a mechanically simpler method of hitting a golf ball but it contradicts some of the more conventional elements of a traditional golf swing, namely weight shift and lateral movement. Interest increased in the stack and tilt method as it allows the golfer using it to hit the ball straighter but still with maximum distance.




In a stack and tilt golf swing, the golfer stacks their weight on their front foot throughout the swing. There is no weight shift on to the back foot during the back swing and then on to the front foot during the down swing, through impact and then into the follow through. As the golfers weight remains stacked on the front foot during the swing, they tilt forward to keep their spine and shoulders over the golf ball.

There are six key elements to achieve in a stack and tilt golf swing. First of all, you need to set your weight on your front foot, more than 50% of it. This will allow you to strike the ground after the ball and it will also prevent you from swinging out to in. Once you have set your weight forward, it now stays there throughout the swing.

As you make your back swing, your left shoulder should turn downwards, keeping the centre of your shoulders in place. Fixing the centre of your shoulders in this way increases the accuracy of where the club head strikes the ground and this results in a great contact with the golf ball.

The third key element of a stack and tilt golf swing is that your hands now move inwards as you swing back allowing you to create more power, as you are swinging more on an arc than a straight line.

As you swing back, your right leg (right handed golfers) needs to straighten to turn your hips more, which in turn allows your shoulders to turn more. Just as your left shoulder turns downwards on your back swing, so does your left hip. More hip turn maximizes more acceleration as you swing back down.

As you strike the golf ball, you should keep your arms as straight as possible as this keeps the radius on your swing arc – the distance from your left shoulder to the club head – and allows the club head to strike the ground.
Finally, your backside should finish under your torso on your follow through. You achieve this by pushing your hips forward and upward on your down swing, which keeps the torso rotating.

Stack and tilt is a very different approach to a more traditional golf swing so whether it is for you or not is something you need to discover on the range or practice ground. However, if you do decide to alter to this method, commit to it fully. If not, commit to a more conventional method fully. Do not get caught between the two.

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Stack and tilt is a very different method of swinging a golf club. Every golfer is an individual and as such, every golfer should learn the swing that suits them as an individual. Experiment with different things when you are at the range and work out what gives you the best results. Every golfer should use a method that best suits them.

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Stack and tilt sees no weight transfer at all during the golf swing. Using this method, you need to stack your weight on to your front foot and it needs to remain there through your swing. There is no weight transfer at all during a stack and tilt golf swing.

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During a stack and tilt back swing, your back leg needs to straighten and this is a key feature of this method. Straightening the back leg allows your hips to turn more which allows your shoulders to turn more. It also allows your left hip to turn downwards as your left shoulder does during your back swing, creating more hip rotation and this rotation allows you to increase your potential for acceleration back towards the ball.