Fix Your Pivot In Your Golf Swing Video
So if we now understand that a reverse pivot maybe one of the biggest reasons why golfers are going to top or thin the golf ball. Let's understand how we can correct that reverse pivot. The first thing to consider with a reverse pivot is to make sure that you start in a very balanced address position. So when you're standing up to the golf ball and addressing it as I've got a 5 iron here, my body weight is nicely 50:50. I'm not leaning one side or another. My body weight is 50:50 left and right but it’s also 50:50 toes and heels, nice and comfortable, nice and balanced.
Then during my backswing, I'm going to turn and move my body weight very slightly into my rear leg and feel like I'm loading my rear leg. To stop the reverse pivot it's really important that I don't load on to my lead leg and certainly I don't to collapse that lead leg. If that lead leg knee sort of bends in too much, I feel my left shoulder drops down for a right handed golfer. My left hand shoulder drops down too much here. The only way out of this is going to be to jump back and reverse it. So I'd like to see a slight loading of the right side or at best 50:50 neutral weight position.
Then during the downswing one of the key triggers here to make sure I don't reverse pivot is to start with my lower half. If I drive my lower half to target, my upper half should follow. I am going to finish up on my front leg which is I'm going to get out of my reverse pivot. Golfers that reverse pivots will often get on to the left side from here and then hit with the shoulders. And if the shoulders come around that's going to throw the body weight onto the back leg, we end up too heavy on the back leg. Lead leg is quite light and sometimes even off the ground. So start 50:50, weight slightly on to your rear side at this position or at best 50:50 left and right.
Drive with the lower half as you turn through. And if you finish up on to your front side here with nobody weight on that trailing leg and all the body weight on the left leg, chances are you haven't got a reverse pivot. So let's make sure we really focus on getting through to that good full follow-through position. If you are doing that you won’t be reverse pivoting.