As we age unfortunately we loose muscle mass, which means we get weaker. You can’t avoid this decline but you can make it more gradual. Do you know the recommendations, the frequency, the specifics, the science, and do you have a resource you can talk to in order to find out more. Now you do. Read this article and let me know if you have any questions.Read More
This swing flaw has to do with the alignment of the plane of the shoulders compared to a line drawn straight up through your spine.
As you come into your backswing you should not see the lead shoulder raise up, thus widening this angle.
- This can lead to poor power into the ball
- Club is out of position and a compensation movement has to happen in order to get the club face on the ball. This leads to inconsistent ball striking.
Shortened latissimus dorsi musculature or stiffness in the spine can lead to an inability to turn the upper body independently of the lower body.
Try this exercise to stretch your lats!
Both the hips and shoulders have to demonstrate great flexibility and movement. In order for you not to compensate elsewhere it is critical that the shoulders and hips both have the movement ability to help you get into an aggressive position at the top of your backswing without demonstrating the flat shoulder plane.
Try this exercise to make sure your hips are rotating effectively.
Remember that none of these exercises are meant to cause pain. You should also seek the advice of your primary care physician before starting any new exercise program. If you are having pain, you can reach out to your local TPI professional for a golf specific assessment. I can be reached at pinnacleDPT.com, over the phone at 501 529-2010, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.