The Basic Steps to Perfect Golf.

By Philip A Gorfett.

www.playperfectgolf.co.uk
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Lesson 2 - The Lower Body. (Change 28/10/2018)


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 and the accuracy of the golf shot is achieved by the rotation of the hips, but this source of power is greatly enhanced with the correct swinging action of the arms, coupled with the whipping action of the golf club and the interaction of the arms.

 

However it is vital that you keep practicing the hip movement so that using the hips to force the upper body unit to follow becomes a automatic movement.

When you reach that point you can then begin to syncronise the swinging action of the arms to enhance the power of the hip action, but beware get the hip movement fully programmed into your muscle memory first.

Just by using the hips to force a passive upper body unit to follow the movement of the hips will give you a very high degree of accuracy, however as you increase the speed of the hips the ball will go further, also when you combine the perfect timing of the swinging action of the arms with the correct hip movement you will then begin to hit the ball much further and with still with the accuracy.


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 right hip to drop, Keep the hips level as they rotate and also do not allow 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 force the upper body unit to rotate into the down swing movement, ensuring that the hips remain level throughout.

 


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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