GOLF INSTRUCTORS WANT THEIR STUDENTS TO HAVE GOOD POSTURE
(But what if the golfer has poor posture to begin with?)
Although golf instruction has come a long, long way, the fact remains that handicaps have rarely (if at all) have come down over the last 40 years – despite the fact that Golf Technology, Course Conditioning, and Instruction has gotten incredibly better! And as golfers get older and begin to lose flexibility, strength, and good posture, their golf games usually suffer.
I feel that the main reason for this is because a lot of people can’t physically do what their instructors want them to do. For example, one of the things that golf instructors stress is GETTING INTO A PROPER ADDRESS POSITION AND THEN MAINTAINING THEIR SPINE ANGLE THROUGHOUT THEIR SWING.
This sounds simple enough, but my contention is what if a person has poor posture to begin with? The fact is that Poor Posture is nothing more than muscle imbalances and tightness throughout the body, and ESPECIALLY involving the muscles on the front (anterior) and back (posterior) sides of their bodies. In other words, when you see a person with a jutted forward head (above), rounded shoulders, and a severe hip tilt, you know that the muscle chains on the (front) side of their bodies have shortened and are pulling the torso forward. Thus, when the instructor tells them to ‘lift their chest’, stick their butt out, etc., the person is trying to do something the muscles don’t want to do! Doing the simple slant board exercises using the in the video will certainly help stretch out both sides of your torso and make it A LOT easier to do what your instructor wants you to do.