THE FOR­WARD SWING UN­WIND­ING AND LET­TING GO

FOL­LOW­ING ON FROM LAST MONTH'S AR­TI­CLE ON CRE­AT­ING AN EF­FI­CIENT AND EF­FEC­TIVE PIVOT DUR­ING THE BACKSWING.

New Zealand Golf Magazine - - CONTENTS -

Kevin Smith looks at the back swing and now looks at how the body un­winds.

For a good pivot wind up the up­per torso over a nice stable base, thus cre­at­ing torque, i.e. likened to the wind­ing up of a rac­ing spool or toy race car be­fore let­ting it go. This month, as promised, I'm go­ing to take a look at the for­ward swing re­gard­ing how the body then un­winds as well as the tim­ing of this.

By cre­at­ing the cor­rect coil dur­ing the backswing, you will now be ready and able to en­sure that you ini­ti­ate the cor­rect se­quence when tran­si­tion­ing from the backswing to the for­ward swing.

This in­volves hav­ing a good un­der­stand­ing of how the up­per tho­rax (rib cage and shoul­ders), the mid sec­tion (pelvic area) as well as the lower body (knees and below) act and then re­act as the body piv­ots back and through around the spine, the bod­ies lon­gi­tu­di­nal axis.

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