Wind­ing Up

New Zealand Golf Magazine - - PGA OF NZ -

ONE OF THE MAIN EL­E­MENTS OF A GOOD SWING IS A COR­RECT AND EF­FI­CIENT PIVOT OR COIL.

In fact it would be safe to say

that the pivot is the hub or engine room of the golf swing.

What this in­volves is hav­ing an good un­der­stand­ing of how the up­per tho­racic (rib cage and shoul­ders), the mid sec­tion (pelvis) as well as the lower body (knees and be­low) act and then re­acts as the body piv­ots back and through around the spine, the bod­ies lon­gi­tu­di­nal axis.

So to help cre­ate a sim­ple im­age and un­der­stand­ing of how the bod­ies pivot op­er­ates. Here are a cou­ple of ex­am­ples of 'wind­ing up' in or­der to cre­ate a more au­to­matic re­lease with speed and tim­ing, when let­ting go.

Fol­low­ing on from these im­ages is a drill de­signed to both test and en­sure what we are do­ing is cor­rect and that our body can in fact move as we want it to.

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