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Twisted Condition. ( Changed - 30/09/2016)


The twisted condition of the whole body is achieved by rotating the shoulders as far as it is physically possible into the back swing movement whilst the heel of left foot remain firmly on the ground, the hips held in the frontal facing position for as long as possible and the right leg remaining slightly bent.

However once the whole body has been formed into this twisted condition, as long as the rotational movement of the hips dominate the down swing and the follow through movement, the twisted condition of the upper body unit can be maintained through to the conclusion of the golf swing.

Therefore as long as the hip continue to rotate, the rotation of the shoulders will returned the club head back to the ball.


At the point of impact the right shoulder/right upper arm muscles force the arms to interact thereby straightening the right arm, thus pushing the club head through the contact area.

With practice it is possible to stop the arms from releasing until you want to force the right arm into the fully straightened position.

 

Notice how the twist of the whole body is maintained from the end of the back swing through to the impact position.

 


 

Therefore the power of the golf shot is generated by a combination of three actions:-
(1) The rotational movement of the hips.

(2) The rotation of the compact upper body

(3)The interaction of the arms.


To fully understand this action, experiment with this movement as follows:-

At the end of the back swing movement force yourself to hold the body in the twisted condition as shown in the photo to the left (photo 1) but with the muscles of the right shoulder/right upper arm in taut condition and whilst holding the upper body firmly in this condition, simply rotate the hips towards the target area for a very short distance ( Do not try to rotate the upper body.)-- you will notice that the compact upper body unit will be forced to follow the movement of the hips and rotate around the central core of the spine.


Therefore as the movement of the hips lead the compact upper body unit as it also rotate around the central core of the spine, thus rotating the shoulders back to the parallel to the target line, the club head automatically returns to the ball square to the target line, but because the muscles of the right shoulder/right upper arm are held in a taut condition the club head automatically strikes the ball with a descending blow.

Therefore it is the movement of the hips that initially controls the movement of the compact upper body unit.

When you understand the movement, you can then put more energy into the rotation of the upper body unit .

 

 

 

 

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