How To Use Your Hips To Facilitate A Full Golf Backswing (Video)
How To Use Your Hips To Facilitate A Full Golf Backswing (Video)

Now, the hips play a very integral role in the part of making a full back swing. Facilitating a full back swing, the hips are going to have to be used in this area. Now, for a lot of golfers, if they struggle to make a full back swing, we might consider what were the reasons, why did the golfer get round here and get stuck and not be able to facilitate the full back swing? The first consideration might be where were the hips at the start of the swing? If when you set up to the ball, we know the hips should be square to your target line, so the hips are square to the feet, sqaure to the ball, to target line, everything is lined up, you should be able to make a big back swing from that.

But if your hip was in an open positon, you would immediately find you are going to struggle to swing that club back any further than here, so an open hip doesn’t allow the full back swing. A square and closing hip is going to allow the full back swing, so you are going to be much more beneficial. The other ways you are not making a full back swing might be down to your flexibility. So, a lack of flexibility in that turning motion can create lots and lots of problems in getting that club all the way around. So, you want some good flexibility. We’re also going to be careful we’re not rushing the swing, so we’re in a good address position. We want to be able to turn and create a full turn back rather than just rushing, making it too fast and you feel like you didn’t complete your swing and that leads us on to the last problem, which is probably just using your hands and arms a bit too much. For a golfer who just uses his hands and arms, the golf club allows to not facilitate that full back swing, not get round fully and they look a bit quick as well. We want to create a bigger, stronger windup and releasing motion. And if we can achieve that, the role of the hips is going to be quite pivotal to making this full back swing. We start with the hips square. We allow them to close a little bit. That makes that full flexible slow back swing where it isn’t just hands and arms, but the whole body is involved and that should mean that through the ball we actually generate maximum power for good long distance straight golf shots.
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Now, the hips play a very integral role in the part of making a full back swing. Facilitating a full back swing, the hips are going to have to be used in this area. Now, for a lot of golfers, if they struggle to make a full back swing, we might consider what were the reasons, why did the golfer get round here and get stuck and not be able to facilitate the full back swing? The first consideration might be where were the hips at the start of the swing? If when you set up to the ball, we know the hips should be square to your target line, so the hips are square to the feet, sqaure to the ball, to target line, everything is lined up, you should be able to make a big back swing from that.

But if your hip was in an open positon, you would immediately find you are going to struggle to swing that club back any further than here, so an open hip doesn’t allow the full back swing. A square and closing hip is going to allow the full back swing, so you are going to be much more beneficial. The other ways you are not making a full back swing might be down to your flexibility. So, a lack of flexibility in that turning motion can create lots and lots of problems in getting that club all the way around. So, you want some good flexibility. We’re also going to be careful we’re not rushing the swing, so we’re in a good address position. We want to be able to turn and create a full turn back rather than just rushing, making it too fast and you feel like you didn’t complete your swing and that leads us on to the last problem, which is probably just using your hands and arms a bit too much. For a golfer who just uses his hands and arms, the golf club allows to not facilitate that full back swing, not get round fully and they look a bit quick as well. We want to create a bigger, stronger windup and releasing motion. And if we can achieve that, the role of the hips is going to be quite pivotal to making this full back swing. We start with the hips square. We allow them to close a little bit. That makes that full flexible slow back swing where it isn’t just hands and arms, but the whole body is involved and that should mean that through the ball we actually generate maximum power for good long distance straight golf shots.