Are Your Hips Causing Your Golf Swing Issues?
As the “Golf Tip” has become the “go to” source of instruction for most Golfers trying to improve … it rarely works to give more than temporary relief to what most likely is a bigger swing issue. Or in other words … “swing tips” work as well as using aspirin to cure cancer.
Yet, frustrated Golfers continually try to find the next tip that will magically transform their inconsistent swing into something they can be proud of. Though forever disappointed in their less than stellar results … the Golfer is a persistent creature of habit that’s comfortable using this next tip mentality.
And it’s funny because many of the people reading this will agree with me … but will then become disappointed there wasn’t a tip included in the first 50 words.
Now, over the years, I have seen many Golfers improve their swing quickly, as well as sustain those improvements. I have also observed many Golfers that are still playing at the same inconsistent level they were 5, 10, 15 years ago. So I believe I’m qualified to offer some effective advice on how to improve … as well as giving accurate observations on why some Golfers continue to struggle.
It’s your choice whether you want to listen to this advice… or continue to go about it the way you have been doing it.
However, I can tell you that one of the reasons for your swing struggles may be that you’re limited in your ability because of tightness in your body. This tightness often starts in the hip area as we spend much of the day sitting down in a static position that tightens our hip flexors and hamstrings.
These ligaments/muscles/tissue then pull on your lower and upper back. And with a tight back … it forces you to become overly armsy in your golf swing as you don’t have the ability to include as much of your body as you’d like into the swing motion.
Now, a lot of these “armsy” Golfers will search Google for Golf Tips to learn how to use more body (shoulder turn, hip turn, etc.) in their swing. But these tips won’t help if you’re not equipped to allow your body/core to participate in the golf swing. Meaning … maybe you can’t use your body enough because it’s too tight or not strong enough.
Because having tight hips will not just limit your hip movement … it will also limit how much you can turn your core and shoulders. And if these two parts of your body aren’t moving correctly … it will cause you to create swing ruining compensations to overcome this lack of flexibility/strength.
What are some examples of these compensations? Coming over the top, swinging outside to in, swaying, getting stuck on your back foot, standing up/lifting your head, bending your left elbow/chicken wing, dropping your shoulder, etc.
So to help you … we just made a new video to demonstrate one way to loosen and strengthen the areas around your hips and core so that you can start making more consistent golf swings.
Click this link to see our new video – https://golfmadesimple.com/video-hip-flexibility-strength-golf-swing
The Monkey will continue to search for tips to cure their ills
The Player understands their golf swing is often limited to what their body will allow
Go ahead, be a Player!
Marc Solomon – Your Instructor For Life