The Basic Steps to Perfect Golf.

By Philip A Gorfett.
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Lesson 2 - The Lower Body. (Change 20/09/2018)

All these lessons are relevant to a right handed golfer, therefore a left handed golfer should simply reverse any reference for body actions, furthermore you must thoroughly understand the actions of the lower body during the golf swing before moving onto the next logical lesson which is the function of the upper body unit.


It is vital that you have a stable lower body as the back swing movement is performed, therefore it is absolutely vital that stop the hips from swaying too much as they rotate and also keep left heel firmly on the ground.


Therefore in order to perform a correct back swing movement, the left heel must remain firmly on the ground throughout the complete back swing movement, the head held in the frontal facing position and the hips held firmly over the centre of your stance whilst the hips rotate.

You will notice in this Video how the torso twists during the back swing movement due to the left heel remaining on the ground.


The power of the golf shot is achieved by the rotation of the upper body unit, but this source of power can be greatly enhanced with the correct use of the hips, coupled with the whipping action of the golf club and the interaction of the arms.


Therefore it is vital that the set up of the lower part of the body is correct - so take your time with this section and practice, practice, practice this movement, because you must ensure that every time you address the ball the muscles of the lower body are held in this firm condition so that two conditions are met as you perform the back swing movement:-

Back Swing Movement

You must try to hold the hips directly over the centre of your stance throughout the back swing movement as the rotation of the upper body forces the hips to rotate.


Down Swing Movement

To begin the down swing movement, press down on the left foot and transfer the weight of your body onto the left leg and then whilst the hips begin to rotate towards the target area, the upper body unit is forced to rotate in the down swing movement.

As the hips rotate during the down swing movement, it is vital that you do not allow your head to move laterally past the original address position.

It is vital that before you make you attempt to actually strike the ball, either on the tee or on the fairway, have a few practice swings of using the rotational action of the hips to begin to rotate as the upper body unit begins to rotate into the down swing movement.


If you move on to the next lesson too quickly you will not make the progress that you desire.

If you do nothing else but follow my instructions regarding the lower body, learn how to rotate the hips thus literally forcing the upper body unit to follow and your golf will still improve dramatically.

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