Shoulders Then Hips During The Golf Backswing (Video)
Shoulders Then Hips During The Golf Backswing (Video)

If you start to think about your sequencing, it does start to become a little bit complicated. You can really break it down into two main body parts, the shoulders and the hips. During the back swing, you want the shoulders to be turning more than the hips and that will happen. As we’ve already spoken about, as the hands move back away from the ball, the arms will follow, and the shoulders you can see have already started to rotate.

As they start to rotate away from the ball, they should be reaching the position, which is pretty much 90 degrees towards the target. So, the shoulders have rotated around and then the middle of the back is facing down towards the target. However, the hips also need to move during the back swing to make the turn successful. So, what you want to be seeing during the back swing, the shoulders rotating to 90, but your hips to be rotating to about 45 degrees. With that combination, you then start the down swing where you’ll reverse that. And that’s the key to sequencing. Sequences go one way and they will return and flow in the opposite direction and that’s why teaching sequencing in golf is so important. So, with the shoulders and the hips, you want the shoulders to be turning more. You want them to be rotating to about 90 degrees in relation to the target, with the hips going to about 45 degrees. If you can hit that position at the top of the swing and getting the shoulders there first, then generally speaking, your sequencing during the back swing will be in a pretty good position. And once you are in that positon, then we can start moving on and talking about how you can come down into impact with a very good down swing sequence as well.
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If you start to think about your sequencing, it does start to become a little bit complicated. You can really break it down into two main body parts, the shoulders and the hips. During the back swing, you want the shoulders to be turning more than the hips and that will happen. As we’ve already spoken about, as the hands move back away from the ball, the arms will follow, and the shoulders you can see have already started to rotate.

As they start to rotate away from the ball, they should be reaching the position, which is pretty much 90 degrees towards the target. So, the shoulders have rotated around and then the middle of the back is facing down towards the target. However, the hips also need to move during the back swing to make the turn successful. So, what you want to be seeing during the back swing, the shoulders rotating to 90, but your hips to be rotating to about 45 degrees. With that combination, you then start the down swing where you’ll reverse that. And that’s the key to sequencing. Sequences go one way and they will return and flow in the opposite direction and that’s why teaching sequencing in golf is so important. So, with the shoulders and the hips, you want the shoulders to be turning more. You want them to be rotating to about 90 degrees in relation to the target, with the hips going to about 45 degrees. If you can hit that position at the top of the swing and getting the shoulders there first, then generally speaking, your sequencing during the back swing will be in a pretty good position. And once you are in that positon, then we can start moving on and talking about how you can come down into impact with a very good down swing sequence as well.