Stop Reverse Pivot with this Practice Drill (Video)
Stop Reverse Pivot with this Practice Drill (Video)

Now reverse pivot in the way that relates to your golf action. Reverse pivot is often a movement that's described by shifting the body weight the wrong way during the golf swing, so reversing the body weight movement. So it goes to the left in a bad movement and then from your left leg as you hit you would reverse back in pivot back onto your right leg. And that's the movement that would often give you very, very short shots as a distance sapping motion. It also results in some pretty bad contacts as well so definitely something to be avoided if you feel a reverse pivot when you feel like you have finished on your right leg or if you make a back swing and you feel you've shifted your body weight from 50-50 into your left leg your reverse pivoting. And this is a great way to stop you from doing that.

So if you look down and place the golf club around about two inches back from the golf ball with the shaft in line with my target and the butt end facing the ball. From a good address position I'm now going to aim to push that shaft backwards across the floor. And if I was to do that correctly by moving my body weight into my right side, I won't find that too difficult. But if I was to lean into my left and try and do that, my body doesn’t really help out, my body goes one way, my hands go another way and that means that the movement has to happen purely from the hands and the arms. It's much more effort to do that. So from a good position I can move across to my right leg and finish at the top and that's quite easy to do. But if I reset the golf club again and this time do it with a reverse pivoting action, so moving my body weight to my left hand side that's now feels like more of an effort just to lift the club out to the way of my hands and my arms and on my left leg at the top of my swing.

So laying the shaft across the ground two inches behind the ball feel like you push the club away with the one piece take away, the nice one piece turn into the right leg. And that should mean that you're not going to reverse pivot and you are going to nicely turn through the ball to the big finish which will help you hit longer and straighter golf shots.

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Now reverse pivot in the way that relates to your golf action. Reverse pivot is often a movement that's described by shifting the body weight the wrong way during the golf swing, so reversing the body weight movement. So it goes to the left in a bad movement and then from your left leg as you hit you would reverse back in pivot back onto your right leg. And that's the movement that would often give you very, very short shots as a distance sapping motion. It also results in some pretty bad contacts as well so definitely something to be avoided if you feel a reverse pivot when you feel like you have finished on your right leg or if you make a back swing and you feel you've shifted your body weight from 50-50 into your left leg your reverse pivoting. And this is a great way to stop you from doing that.

So if you look down and place the golf club around about two inches back from the golf ball with the shaft in line with my target and the butt end facing the ball. From a good address position I'm now going to aim to push that shaft backwards across the floor. And if I was to do that correctly by moving my body weight into my right side, I won't find that too difficult. But if I was to lean into my left and try and do that, my body doesn’t really help out, my body goes one way, my hands go another way and that means that the movement has to happen purely from the hands and the arms. It's much more effort to do that. So from a good position I can move across to my right leg and finish at the top and that's quite easy to do. But if I reset the golf club again and this time do it with a reverse pivoting action, so moving my body weight to my left hand side that's now feels like more of an effort just to lift the club out to the way of my hands and my arms and on my left leg at the top of my swing.

So laying the shaft across the ground two inches behind the ball feel like you push the club away with the one piece take away, the nice one piece turn into the right leg. And that should mean that you're not going to reverse pivot and you are going to nicely turn through the ball to the big finish which will help you hit longer and straighter golf shots.