Weekly golf tip with Brad Redding

April 15, 2014 

Loss of posture

Loss of posture is one of the bigger issues with player as over 64 percent have a loss of posture in their golf swing. It is any significant alteration from the body’s original set-up angles during the golf swing. The typical mishits are the block to the right and a hook to the left for right-handed golfers. This puts the player in a position to use their hands to square the clubface. This becomes a timing-driven swing that can be inconsistent. To improve this issue, take a swing noodle, place a clubshaft through it and push it into the ground. Take your address position with the swing noodle on your tail bone. Make some full swings and work on keeping the noodle on your tail bone. Now hit some balls doing the same. With practice you will see better results.

BRAD REDDING is director of instruction at The Members Club at Grande Dunes and is a Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher. He can be reached at 913-1359 or brad@bradreddinggolf.com.

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