Maintaining athletic posture and proper balance during your swing is imperative to hitting solid golf shots consistently.
Itâ€™s easy to say this, but not as easy to implement it.
Truth is, most people canâ€™t be taught how to maintain posture and balance because theyâ€™re physically limited by poor flexibility and a weak core. If you canâ€™t naturally turn your shoulders and release your hips, you either will lift or sway to create a sense of power during your swing. Those movements hinder a consistent swing and solid contact.
What I have done â€” and you can, too â€” is routinely practice simple exercises to improve my flexibility and core strength. Iâ€™ve enlisted the help of my golf fitness trainer, Roy Khoury of Newport Beach-based RFK Training, to explain five simple exercises that can improve body awareness and allow you to strengthen certain movement patterns.