The Best Senior Golfers Swing Tip for How to Rotate Your Body Without Sliding (Video)
The Best Senior Golfers Swing Tip for How to Rotate Your Body Without Sliding (Video)

What I want to do here is I want to explain how to get the best rotation in the swing without actually sliding into the golf ball. But, before I go into the rotation I want to explain what the sliding means. Sliding is basically, when we start the downswing and the hips start to move into the hitting area. So you can see with this golf bag here, next to me, which will be a good tip and a good drill. It's to set yourself up and if the hip is sliding into it, you can see every single time, that bag is going to move, it's going to be knocked over, it’s going to rock.

Okay, so I put that there, purely and simply just to show you what happens if we slide in. Now we want to create a rotation, now to get a rotation, we want to set up over the ball. This is good for all golfers, especially the seniors, okay the more where you can actually try and rotate the body, the less pressure there is on the body in certain parts. So if we can get ourselves setup to the ball and concentrate again on trying to turn the body, so from here, the shoulder will push the club away. But I want you to focus on this left knee, this left knee, I want you to -- as you can imagine, the left knee is now facing the point in front of the ball. And as you take the club back, I want you to aim behind the ball, where the club is now. So from here, if I just move my left knee to the right, you can see my left knee has moved over, the hips have moved, my upper part of my body is. And it’s a very, very simple tip to create this turn on your backswing. Your knee cast is facing forward. Let's turn the knee to the right to the ball. So all of a sudden, we have created a nice rotation and it's very, very important this rotation. So when you are over this ball, your shoulders are here, ideally we want it to go through 90 degree, but again play within yourself. If you want to swing 70 degree, because you can't reach 90, that's good, there is no problem to that at all. So to create the rotation, that's what we do, turn your left knee towards the right to the ball and concentrate on turning your shoulders. There is your turn, very, very simple. Now as you pull the club back down, the lower half of the body starts to downswing, that’s your feet, your knees, your hips, so as you bring the club back down, they start to turn and when you hit that shot and go through, you can clearly see that my left hip is actually moved past the bag. So that just goes to show you what a good rotation I have just had here, I have come through and the left hip has moved out of the way. If I hadn’t have got that rotation and the backswing in the first place, I would have been, well probably in one of these sort of positions and then one of these positions where I am coming into hit the bag. Okay, here you say, well, I am wanting to have the golf bag there. So if you’ve actually went back against the wall and you have set yourself against the wall in the same position, so your bottom is against the wall, again it’s all about rotation getting this feeling. So with the club in your hand or without the club, however you feel more comfortable with, again from here take the hands back and bring the left cheek off the wall. You can see the rotation of the hips, you see the rotation of the body. Now as you bring the club back to the hitting area, the left cheek goes back against the wall as we go through, the right cheek comes off the walls. So you can clearly see that, there is a nice rotation going on and again there is no sign of any sliding into the ball. So a good tip is putting the golf bag there, it’s one of those foolproof things. If you slide, you will knock the golf bag over and the idea is to the hips just to move out of the way. And it's very, very important because at the end of the day, we're trying to create power and our bodies are not young enough to start swinging hard. So we have got to create a nice, nice shoulder turn, nice rotation and a nice finish going through. And regardless of whether we are 50, 60, 70 we can achieve this. Remember I'm not forcing you through 90 degrees, if you can only manage 70 to 80% that's fine; there is no problem to that. But remember, the key for senior golfers is this knee; I want you to just move it. It's not a big movement, but that knee moves everything. You're not having to think your way through, I have got to move my hips, I've got to move my shoulders. So go away and work on that, I think this is something that’s very, very simple. You know 5 minutes with a pupil, they have got this and they have got the feeling of it, it's very, very simple. So go away, look at the little tips we are giving you there, very simple and very effective and you should see a big difference in your game. Go and enjoy.
2013-10-25

What I want to do here is I want to explain how to get the best rotation in the swing without actually sliding into the golf ball. But, before I go into the rotation I want to explain what the sliding means. Sliding is basically, when we start the downswing and the hips start to move into the hitting area. So you can see with this golf bag here, next to me, which will be a good tip and a good drill. It's to set yourself up and if the hip is sliding into it, you can see every single time, that bag is going to move, it's going to be knocked over, it’s going to rock.

Okay, so I put that there, purely and simply just to show you what happens if we slide in. Now we want to create a rotation, now to get a rotation, we want to set up over the ball. This is good for all golfers, especially the seniors, okay the more where you can actually try and rotate the body, the less pressure there is on the body in certain parts. So if we can get ourselves setup to the ball and concentrate again on trying to turn the body, so from here, the shoulder will push the club away. But I want you to focus on this left knee, this left knee, I want you to — as you can imagine, the left knee is now facing the point in front of the ball.

And as you take the club back, I want you to aim behind the ball, where the club is now. So from here, if I just move my left knee to the right, you can see my left knee has moved over, the hips have moved, my upper part of my body is. And it’s a very, very simple tip to create this turn on your backswing. Your knee cast is facing forward. Let's turn the knee to the right to the ball. So all of a sudden, we have created a nice rotation and it's very, very important this rotation. So when you are over this ball, your shoulders are here, ideally we want it to go through 90 degree, but again play within yourself. If you want to swing 70 degree, because you can't reach 90, that's good, there is no problem to that at all. So to create the rotation, that's what we do, turn your left knee towards the right to the ball and concentrate on turning your shoulders. There is your turn, very, very simple.

Now as you pull the club back down, the lower half of the body starts to downswing, that’s your feet, your knees, your hips, so as you bring the club back down, they start to turn and when you hit that shot and go through, you can clearly see that my left hip is actually moved past the bag. So that just goes to show you what a good rotation I have just had here, I have come through and the left hip has moved out of the way. If I hadn’t have got that rotation and the backswing in the first place, I would have been, well probably in one of these sort of positions and then one of these positions where I am coming into hit the bag. Okay, here you say, well, I am wanting to have the golf bag there.

So if you’ve actually went back against the wall and you have set yourself against the wall in the same position, so your bottom is against the wall, again it’s all about rotation getting this feeling. So with the club in your hand or without the club, however you feel more comfortable with, again from here take the hands back and bring the left cheek off the wall. You can see the rotation of the hips, you see the rotation of the body. Now as you bring the club back to the hitting area, the left cheek goes back against the wall as we go through, the right cheek comes off the walls. So you can clearly see that, there is a nice rotation going on and again there is no sign of any sliding into the ball. So a good tip is putting the golf bag there, it’s one of those foolproof things. If you slide, you will knock the golf bag over and the idea is to the hips just to move out of the way.

And it's very, very important because at the end of the day, we're trying to create power and our bodies are not young enough to start swinging hard. So we have got to create a nice, nice shoulder turn, nice rotation and a nice finish going through. And regardless of whether we are 50, 60, 70 we can achieve this. Remember I'm not forcing you through 90 degrees, if you can only manage 70 to 80% that's fine; there is no problem to that. But remember, the key for senior golfers is this knee; I want you to just move it. It's not a big movement, but that knee moves everything.

You're not having to think your way through, I have got to move my hips, I've got to move my shoulders. So go away and work on that, I think this is something that’s very, very simple. You know 5 minutes with a pupil, they have got this and they have got the feeling of it, it's very, very simple. So go away, look at the little tips we are giving you there, very simple and very effective and you should see a big difference in your game. Go and enjoy.