My friends at California Golf and News asked me to write an article for their November 2012 issue, so with the help of my friend Matt Viguerie, Head Golf Professional at Mission Viejo Country Club, we put this together.
Get Wide for a Better Set Up Posture
Have you ever heard of the concept â€œfree arms lead to a full extension?â€ Ever watch Rory blast a 320-yard drive? His upper body and arms look relaxed while heâ€™s swinging the club 130 miles per hour. But rest assured, his internal muscles are firing as he keeps his driver on plane and square through impact. AWESOME power. WIDE shoulders. PERFECT posture.
We in the fitness world believe that when someone engages their core (contracts their internal abdominal muscles), he or she will better stabilize their spine which is the first step in establishing a better base for their shoulders/arms and hips/legs to move with efficiency. With efficient movement, golfers are far more likely to set up with good posture and reach full extension â€“ and really generate some serious power.
With efficient movement, golfers are far more likely to set up with good posture and reach full extension â€“ and really generate some serious power.
Practice properly setting your shoulder blades back when you do â€œpushâ€ drills like push-ups or â€œpullingâ€ drills like pull-ups. I also recommend drills like â€œfarmerâ€™s carriesâ€ as it is a total body movement that promote good shoulder stability, core engagement, and sound posture while moving primarily from the lower body.
Caption- Remember to get your shoulder into that Wide Position as you carry your weight. This drill is all about core engagement, balance, and shoulder stability. Try to walk tall as if you were not holding a weight in 1 hand. If you tilt or canâ€™t Stay Wide through your shoulders then go lighter. Try 30-50 steps in each arm
Matt Viguerie, PGA Head Pro from Mission Viejo Country Club agrees that setup posture and shoulder blade positioning dictates a lot in terms of accuracy in your golf swing. He says,Â â€¨â€œIf you setup with too much curve in your spine (C-Posture) your swing plane will be off and it will create timing issues. Royâ€™s advice of Getting Wide, and his drills help reinforce ideal spine posture.â€
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