03: THE COR­RECT SE­QUENCE OR TIM­ING DUR­ING THE FOR­WARD SWING

New Zealand Golf Magazine - - PGA OF NZ -

Again, we con­tinue the im­age I pro­mote to my clients with re­gards to the body be­ing three boxes stacked up on top of each other. With top box be­ing the rib cage and shoul­ders. The mid­dle box be­ing the pelvis. And the bot­tom box rep­re­sent­ing the knees and below. The se­quence of the back swing is ini­ti­ated by ro­tat­ing the up­per tho­rax first, then wind­ing down around the spine lead­ing to the pelvis ro­tat­ing, and fi­nally then the knees. The golfer would then be ready to un­wind and 'let go'. But this time in a re­verse or­der by ini­ti­at­ing the for­ward swing from the ground

/ feet up. That is, the player shifts their pres­sure back onto their lead foot, then al­lows their pelvis to un­wind, be­fore fi­nally al­low­ing the up­per tho­rax to re­lease fully through to the tar­get. Not­ing that the hands, arms and club head also need to be in time with this se­quence and al­lowed to re­act to the body re­leas­ing.

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