On The Back Swing Should The Hip Turn Or Shoulder Turn First In The Golf Swing Golf Tip (Video)
On The Back Swing Should The Hip Turn Or Shoulder Turn First In The Golf Swing Golf Tip (Video)

During the movement of the golf swing most parts of your body are going to be moving or resisting another part of the body moving all at the same time. So it’s quite important we get the synchronization of all those different body parts happening together. So from an address position here when I set up to the golf ball, everything is nice and still at first. Then I need to get something moving to start my swing. I’m going to focus on moving my left shoulder. So my left shoulder will start to move round underneath my chin. And obviously that has the effect of moving the club head, the hands, the arms, and the shoulder all at the same time. So everything starts to move back away from the ball. The more I turn my shoulder, the more my torso will turn, eventually my hips will rotate, my knees will rotate, and even my ankle joints will just rotate very slightly in the bottom of my shoes.

And everything will turn back together winding up from the shoulders up to the top to create a nice position at the top. It’s not overly easy to hold that position and that’s a good thing. That’s generation of power. Now to reverse that movement to start the down swing is pretty much everything in the opposite order. So from the top here my ankles, knees, hips, shoulders, chest, hands, and arms will unwind backwards. So if you can set that motion away correctly first by working the club, the shoulders, and then the hips and the back swing, and then on the down swing the hips are going to start before the shoulders. Obviously everything is connected to a one moves as the knock on effect back down the chain of moving the next one. The hips will go first, then, the shoulders will come down. One of the issues we see for a lot of golfers, particularly people that slice the ball bring the club over the top. They swing to the top, the first thing that moves is the shoulders. The shoulders bring the club out in front of them and then hit across themselves. So if you can work on using your shoulders first in your back swing, put your hips first in your down swing, that should give you a better sequence in to the motion and a better long term more consistent golf swing.
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During the movement of the golf swing most parts of your body are going to be moving or resisting another part of the body moving all at the same time. So it’s quite important we get the synchronization of all those different body parts happening together. So from an address position here when I set up to the golf ball, everything is nice and still at first. Then I need to get something moving to start my swing. I’m going to focus on moving my left shoulder. So my left shoulder will start to move round underneath my chin. And obviously that has the effect of moving the club head, the hands, the arms, and the shoulder all at the same time. So everything starts to move back away from the ball. The more I turn my shoulder, the more my torso will turn, eventually my hips will rotate, my knees will rotate, and even my ankle joints will just rotate very slightly in the bottom of my shoes.

And everything will turn back together winding up from the shoulders up to the top to create a nice position at the top. It’s not overly easy to hold that position and that’s a good thing. That’s generation of power. Now to reverse that movement to start the down swing is pretty much everything in the opposite order. So from the top here my ankles, knees, hips, shoulders, chest, hands, and arms will unwind backwards. So if you can set that motion away correctly first by working the club, the shoulders, and then the hips and the back swing, and then on the down swing the hips are going to start before the shoulders. Obviously everything is connected to a one moves as the knock on effect back down the chain of moving the next one. The hips will go first, then, the shoulders will come down. One of the issues we see for a lot of golfers, particularly people that slice the ball bring the club over the top. They swing to the top, the first thing that moves is the shoulders. The shoulders bring the club out in front of them and then hit across themselves. So if you can work on using your shoulders first in your back swing, put your hips first in your down swing, that should give you a better sequence in to the motion and a better long term more consistent golf swing.