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If a golfer is trying to work on minimizing their head movement and you know, it’s just minimizing, not stopping their head movement, but if a golfer is working on minimizing their head movement, there’s a couple of important areas that we like to focus on to make sure their head isn’t moving around too excessively.

And the first one really for most golfers, it’s just balance. It’s just working on the real good fundamentals that if during a golf swing, you’re off balanced too much to your toes, too much to your heels, too far back or too far forward during the swing, your head is going to be the barometer if you like. It’s showing where your balance is going. So if I hit a golf ball and fall off balance forwards, I’m going to finish over here and clearly my head has moved a long way there, likewise, coming backwards a long way because my balance goes the opposite direction. So real good key fundamental if you do want to keep your head quite stable and minimize the head movement is to stay balanced during the swing. So all the way to the top and through and hold the good balance position, your head will not move excessively with that effort.

All the areas where you’ve got really keep an eye on what you’re doing in your swing to keep balance and to keep focused on the head position is you got to try and stay nice and relaxed. We don’t want to really get too much attention in the golf swing. So from the address position, the hands and arms are going to be nice and relaxed. We want to turn to the top and turn through with a nice bit of speed to a balanced finish position. The golfer that gets too tight and too tense and too fast, will generally find that the head moves around too much and the balance isn’t great as well. So nice and relaxed hitting your golf swing to keep your head nice and stable.

And one last feature of a good sort of stable head position is this position that we want to talk about staying down. Now staying down doesn’t mean keeping your head down, staying down means keeping your spine angle in check. So from a good address position, as we turn back, the spine angle remains in this position and as we turn through, the spine angle remains largely in the same place. We see a lot of golfers get into a position we call early extension where the hips are going to tuck under, and the spine angle rises up. That therefore is going to cause problems with the head, either the head is going to rise up and standup away and could cause balance issues, or the golfer is going to work really hard in trying to keep the head down, which is the hips go this way and the head comes down this way, it creates a massive curvature in the spine angle coming in towards impact in a poor impact and posture position.

So we’re better if we can keep the nice posture, turn back with good spine angle, turn through with good spine angle, feel like the hips push back this way. The head stays forward this way and that should remain a nice stable head position with that concept to staying down. So work on those three issues to minimize head movement, but don’t focus on keeping your head too rigid.