What is Shoulder Turn and Side Bend in the Golf Swing?
The term ‘Shoulder Turn’ has been around for a long, long time, but in my view, it doesn’t tell the whole story. In fact, it can be misleading to a lot of people. In reality to have proper golf swing form, the spine and clavicles do turn, but there’s also quite a bit of ‘Side Bending’ going on.
In other words, you don’t want to Just Turn, but you also want the Left Shoulder to Tilt Downward towards the ball. Doing so, will accomplish several positive things: One being that you’ll ‘load’ more force/contraction into your Right hip – not to mention the ground; plus you’ll be Coiling your upper trunk much more powerfully; this in turn keeps you in much better control of your arms.
Remember, in the human body, the BIG MUSCLES CONTROL LITTLE MUSCLES, and if the Upper Trunk and the Lower Trunk aren’t jiving with each other, the arms will tend to flail out of control.
THE BODY IS ONE WORKING UNIT, AND WE WANT ALL THE MOVING COMPONENTS TO BE IN CONCERT WITH EACH OTHER.
In Today’s video, I’ll explain the difference between ‘Turning and Side Bending’ which will hopefully get your golf game Headed in the Right Direction.