Improve Your Swing
- ADDRESS - Assuming a full swing, your weight at the setup should be “centered” in the middle of the feet, thus optimizing balance with your body’s center of gravity. A tendency among amateur players is to position too much weight on the front of the feet, which upsets the center of gravity and has a negative influence on the coordination of the arms and body during the swing.
- BACKSWING - For a right hander, when completing the backswing, your weight is now toward the front of the left foot and deep into the heel of the right. You are fully rotated, fully coiled and “loaded up,” providing a balanced, stable platform. Amateur golfers struggle to maintain that resistance in the lower body as they reach the top of their backswing, which in turn limits the coil in their bodies, decreasing distance.
- DOWNSWING – The critical moments as you reverse momentum from backswing to downswing is when proper footwork makes the difference. Touring professionals have 50 percent of their weight on the right side and 50 percent on the left at mid-downswing. This is why a lot of the best players look like they are swinging in a slow, steady rhythm while still generating tremendous power and distance. In stark contrast, amateurs are inclined to rush onto their left side to such an extent they could have as much as 70 percent of their weight on the left foot at this point. This is what modern coaches call the “reverse pivot.” The OrthoGolfer Elite is designed to keep the right foot planted longer to allow the hands and arms to pass through impact and not lose any club head speed.
- IMPACT - When we analyze top players, we discover a recurring pattern – the weight is now traveling from the front to the back of the left foot, with as much as 80 percent of their weight on the left side as they make contact with the ball. Touring professionals are almost identical on impact.