Rich Greenwood, Director of Instruction at Tour Golf in Agoura Hills, California talks about the importance of making a proper back swing pivot and the common mistakes people make while do that pivot.
Online PR News – 12-November-2013 – Agoura Hills, California – Rich Greenwood, Director of Instruction at Tour Golf in Agoura Hills, California talks about the importance of making a proper back swing pivot and the common mistakes people make while making a back swing pivot.
Rich shows an example of what is not a proper pivot which he describes as a reverse pivot. Rich states, "A reverse pivot is when the head or upper body goes towards the target and lower body goes away from the target." He feels this is a power lose because it doesn't allow the player to get behind the golf ball or put the club in the proper plane. He says, "The result is to flip the club back into impact to try and square the club up because the upper body is out in front of the golf ball."
Rich then shows an example of what a proper pivot should be and what its going to feel like. He describes how the body is going to go two directions at the same time. The right hip goes in and towards the target and the upper body goes away from the target allowing the head to move off the ball. "That's right!" he say's, "Most people think that they have to keep their head still in order to swing the club. In actuality, the head moves 2 to 3 inches off the golf ball in order to make a full shoulder turn to put the club on plane. This allows the player to swing the club on plane with power."
Rich then gives a drill he calls the "Wall Drill". He shows how the butt is pushed up against the wall at address. From there he rubs his butt up against the wall toward the target and lets his upper body and left arm go away from the target. He feels this is effective drill to feel what the proper pivot should feel like.