What is the Correct Spine Tilt for Women Golfers during their Golf Swing and How to Create this Position from the Start of the Golf Swing (Video)
What is the Correct Spine Tilt for Women Golfers during their Golf Swing and How to Create this Position from the Start of the Golf Swing (Video)

Here we're going to look at what the correct position is for your spine to tilt the correct posture position to be in during your golf swing. And to achieve that we need to get into the right position at setup. So having the correct spine tilt at setup is really important because it influences the angle that you're going to swing the club around you at. If your spine isn’t tilted forward enough, the effects on your swing will be that the club head will go to vertically around you and you'll have a very upright swing plane that means you're going to swing back down very vertically and it may not be what you want to do depending on which club you hit.

If you're leaning forward too much, too forward with the spine tilt, that's going to give you a very flat back swing okay, and that's going to cause you just as many problems because you won't be able to approach the ball with the current angle of attacks so the club head you weren’t be able to do the work that you needed to do join the golf swing. So setting your spine to tilt correctly very important at the start of the swing because its influencing your swing plane, how you're going to swing the club around you and your swing plane will influence how accurate and how consistently you strike the golf fall. Okay so what we want to look at doing is creating a very straight position with the back when we tilt forward. If you're going into this sort of position where you're creating more of a C shape in your spine so you're hunching to your shoulders, you're going to find that its really restrictive on your back swing and you won't be able to make a good shoulder rotation so that's why we want to look at keeping the spine very straight throughout. So this is what you need to do take your golf ball, place it behind you, and stand so that your back of your head, the upper part of your back and the lower part of your back are all connected to this golf club. So hold the club onto the lower part of the back and the back of the head. From here we're going to tilt forward from the hips. Keep in the straight line, so we're not allowing this to happen where we're hunching at the shoulders so keep the lower part of the back and the back of the head in comes that with the club. We're going to tilt forward from that position and then we're going to flex in these. I would say we need to tilt forward 30, 25 to 30 degrees, but again it will depend on what club you're hitting because the longer the club is, the less you'll need to tilt forward. The shorter the club is, the more you'll need to tilt forward. It also depends on how tall you are. Taller players need to tilt forward more. Shorter players don’t tilt forward as much. But the key points are to keep the back really straight and to tilt forward from the hips keeping the back nice and straight and then softening the knees into the start position. So this is a really good position to now swing from and we can work on maintaining that spinal tilt as we rotate on our back swing. If you work on achieving the correct spine angle, you should improve your swing plane, and in improving your swing plane you're going to become more consistent and hit much more accurately.
2013-10-11

Here we're going to look at what the correct position is for your spine to tilt the correct posture position to be in during your golf swing. And to achieve that we need to get into the right position at setup. So having the correct spine tilt at setup is really important because it influences the angle that you're going to swing the club around you at. If your spine isn’t tilted forward enough, the effects on your swing will be that the club head will go to vertically around you and you'll have a very upright swing plane that means you're going to swing back down very vertically and it may not be what you want to do depending on which club you hit.

If you're leaning forward too much, too forward with the spine tilt, that's going to give you a very flat back swing okay, and that's going to cause you just as many problems because you won't be able to approach the ball with the current angle of attacks so the club head you weren’t be able to do the work that you needed to do join the golf swing. So setting your spine to tilt correctly very important at the start of the swing because its influencing your swing plane, how you're going to swing the club around you and your swing plane will influence how accurate and how consistently you strike the golf fall. Okay so what we want to look at doing is creating a very straight position with the back when we tilt forward. If you're going into this sort of position where you're creating more of a C shape in your spine so you're hunching to your shoulders, you're going to find that its really restrictive on your back swing and you won't be able to make a good shoulder rotation so that's why we want to look at keeping the spine very straight throughout. So this is what you need to do take your golf ball, place it behind you, and stand so that your back of your head, the upper part of your back and the lower part of your back are all connected to this golf club. So hold the club onto the lower part of the back and the back of the head. From here we're going to tilt forward from the hips. Keep in the straight line, so we're not allowing this to happen where we're hunching at the shoulders so keep the lower part of the back and the back of the head in comes that with the club. We're going to tilt forward from that position and then we're going to flex in these. I would say we need to tilt forward 30, 25 to 30 degrees, but again it will depend on what club you're hitting because the longer the club is, the less you'll need to tilt forward. The shorter the club is, the more you'll need to tilt forward. It also depends on how tall you are. Taller players need to tilt forward more. Shorter players don’t tilt forward as much. But the key points are to keep the back really straight and to tilt forward from the hips keeping the back nice and straight and then softening the knees into the start position. So this is a really good position to now swing from and we can work on maintaining that spinal tilt as we rotate on our back swing. If you work on achieving the correct spine angle, you should improve your swing plane, and in improving your swing plane you're going to become more consistent and hit much more accurately.