By Bobby Eldridge
I'm going to touch on posture for a minute and I'm going to explain something to you that I think will help you improve your golf game, especially if you're trying to become more consistent driving the golf ball.
I'm 5' 7", maybe 5' 8" tall. And when I address the golf ball, because I have bent my knees slightly and have bent forward, I would then say I was probably 5 feet tall, maybe 5'1" or 5'2". But you get the idea.
After I have slightly bent my knees and I have bent from the waist forward, I'm now 5 feet off the ground.
I'm 5 feet tall, and as the club starts back, I'm still 5 feet tall. As the club starts back even further, and continues back, I'm 5 feet tall.
Now, as my right shoulder turns and I start to move some weight over to the right side, I am still 5 feet tall. At the top of the backswing I'm 5 feet tall. And now I start my arms and hands down, as my right elbow starts to straighten up, I'm still 5 feet tall.
Now I'm getting closer to impact, but I'm still 5 feet tall. And then I'm at impact and I'm 5 feet tall. The speed of my arms and hands and the golf club on the end of it is now going to start to pull me around a little bit.
And then, and only then do I start to come out of my posture a little bit and I get back to where I'm 5' 8".
After the address and I'm all ready to swing, I'm going to maintain my height until the golf club pulls me around.
Try that the next time out and I guarantee you this will help improve your golf game.
About the Author
Bobby Eldridge is the Head Instructor for the PurePoint Golf Academy where he teaches "The Simple Golf Swing" theory. You can check out PurePoint Golf instructional DVDs at http://www.golfswingguru.com/index15.htm
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