Having Slouching Shoulders almost always means the person has tight Muscle Chains in our his, chest, and shoulders – which also run all the way down our Anterior (Front) muscle Chains.
On the backswing the Muscles of our Backsides actually contract and the Muscles on the front side expand – so when the golfer is trying to Turn back – and those muscles are tight – they’re not going to WANT to expand and therefore compromise the golfer into making a compensatory movement.
A simple but effect exercise is the Downward Dog on Forearms. Incorporating the Downward Dog on Forearms will absolutely help strengthen your back, stretch your hamstrings, and actually allow you to naturally Stand Taller and Feel Better….Not to mention allow you to achieve a Freer and More Powerful Golf Swing!
One of the questions I get asked the most is: “How can I get more Rotation in my Downswing?”
With some people, I work on getting their Hips cleared more – others trying to get their shoulders to Open Up more, etc.,
However, one method that doesn’t get very much attention is to try to get your Right Shoulder closer to the Ball at Impact.
Doing this will automatically a). Get your Upper and Lower Body Torsos to Open up, and b). Allow you to get greater Compression with the ball. Most Tour Players have on average – around 40 – 50 degrees of Side Bend at Impact.
However, some people who Hyperextend (Or Stand Up through the shot), will have a hard time because of a Lack of Flexibility in their Obliques and QLO muscles.
A Great exercise to get more Range of Motion in these muscle groups are Standing Windmills. This exercise will automatically get you more Range of Motion and allow you to Swing Freely – and Powerfully through the shot.