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Hip Action. (Changed - 11/08/2018)

During the back swing movement the hips do not pivot to any percievable manner, but in order to perform the universal joint action of the waist line during the down swing movement, it is vital that the hips pivot whilst they rotate towards the target area, to be exact, from the moment the down swing movement begins, the left hip must be forced to rise and the right hip must be forced to drop thus ensuring that the hips turn towards the target area in the correct manner.


 

During the back swing movement, as the compact upper body unit rotates around the central core of the spine, the muscles of the right leg remain in firm condition and the heel of the left foot must remain firmly on the ground thus offering a slight resistance to the movement of the upper body unit whilst the hips follow the movement of the upper body - thus forming the whole body into a fully twisted condition.

 

The top class golfers rotate the shoulders around the central core of the spine umtil the body is fully twisted, thus building the muscles connecting the upper body to the lower body to a very high torsion, but if you observe these golfers very closely, you will notice that just before the shoulders reach the absolute end of the back swing movement, the hips are forced to rotate/pivot towards the target area, thus creating an overlap between the back swing and the down swing movement.
(Just to clarify, the overlap is where the shoulders are still moving towards the end of the back swing, whilst the hips are already beginning to rotate/pivot towards the target area, a situation that most amateur golfers do not create.)


It is important to understand that as the hips rotate towards the target area during the down swing/follow through movement, the right hip must be forced to pivot in a downwards manner, whilst simultaneously the left hip must be forced to pivot in a rising manner.

It is vital that you practice this action of forcing the hips to rotate / pivot, as describe above, whilst the compact upper body unit is forced to rotate.

Imp
ortantly, this action will ensure that the hips will almost be fully facing the target area at the impact position.


 

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