The Golf Swing

This blog is dedicated to the golf swing. Please feel free to discuss any tips, techniques and methods that you use to improve your swing.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

The Set Up - The Role of the Spine

In order to create the type of power necessary to hit the ball far you have to engage the large muscles of your back and hips. In the golf swing they are the main source of power. In the middle of all these big muscles is your spine. it is the axis about which you rotate these large muscles. It's important that you understand what the proper positioning of the spine is throughout the swing. Basically, in a nutshell, the angle of the spine remains constant throughout the swing until you are well into the follow-through.

The easiest way to make sure you have the proper spine angle is to get it right at the beginning when you address the ball. To achieve a proper spine angle at address, bend forward from the hips while keeping your spine as straight as possible. A straight spine bends your torso forward so your arms hang freely from the shoulders. Bend until the hands are approximately six inches from the thighs. As you bend from the hips, don't lock your legs. Instead, maintain a slight flex in your knees. To make the most effective turn, your spine must be as straight as possible. Keep your chin up rather than dropping it toward your chest. If the chin drops, the top of the spine will curve.

9 Comments:

At 8:15 AM, Blogger Eric Stone said...

Titanium golf drivers
Golf has come a long way since the days when golf clubs were made out of hickory wood and even a distance of 300 meters were considered a great swing. Things have changed since then, and there's a new feat everyday. Today, for that absolute shot, Titanium Golf Drivers are used these days. The titanium adds greatly to the power and swing speed of the golfer, and helps him to hit the ball higher, longer and straighter. In some golf drivers, only the face is made of titanium; however, there are quality drivers available where heel to toe, crown to soleplate, hosel to bore is made of titanium. http://www.300yards.com

 
At 6:54 PM, Blogger Dale said...

Hi The Golf Swing, I found your blog informative. While out blog surfing today for specific info on golf handicap, I ended up on your page. Your The Set Up - The Role of the Spine shows that I ended up a little off base, but I am certainly glad I stopped by. I will bookmark your site for a future visit, and should you ever need it, there is plenty of information on this site about golf handicap.

 
At 3:47 PM, Blogger Dale said...

Hi there The Golf Swing, a real useful blog. Can you believe it? When blog surfing for detailed info on golf gift I ended up on your page. Obviously The Set Up - The Role of the Spine is not exactly what I was searching for, but your site caught my interest. Just wanted to drop a quick note to comment your blog...now to move on and continue my search for golf gift. Should the need ever arise where you need information on golf gift then drop by for a look.

 
At 8:38 PM, Blogger Dale said...

Hi The Golf Swing, your blog is excellent. As I was surfing around today looking for detailed info on golf gift I somehow ended up on your page. As your The Set Up - The Role of the Spine is not exactly related to my search, I am certainly glad I stopped by. Oh well, back to surfing and I am sure I will find what I am looking for, and should you ever need information about golf gift, then stop by for a look. Thanks for the post.

 
At 3:26 PM, Blogger David said...

Hi The Golf Swing...Wow! While I was searching for info on golf accessory I somehow found your page. Obviously I ended up a little off base, but I am certainly glad I stopped by for a read. While I am here, I just wanted to drop a quick note to comment your blog...now to move on and continue my search for golf accessory. Should you ever need it, there's lots of information on this site about golf accessory.

 
At 12:22 PM, Blogger Sam said...

Hi The Golf Swing...Wow! While I was searching for info on golf accessory I somehow found your page. Obviously I ended up a little off base, but I am certainly glad I stopped by for a read. While I am here, I just wanted to drop a quick note to comment your blog...now to move on and continue my search for golf accessory. Should you ever need it, there's lots of information on this site about golf accessory.

 
At 4:55 PM, Blogger Dale said...

Hi there The Golf Swing, a real useful blog. Can you believe it? When blog surfing for detailed info on golf tips I ended up on your page. Obviously The Set Up - The Role of the Spine is not exactly what I was searching for, but your site caught my interest. Just wanted to drop a quick note to comment your blog...now to move on and continue my search for golf tips. Should the need ever arise where you need information on golf tips then drop by for a look.

 
At 8:42 PM, Blogger Sam said...

Hi The Golf Swing...Wow! While I was searching for info on golf tips I somehow found your page. Obviously I ended up a little off base, but I am certainly glad I stopped by for a read. While I am here, I just wanted to drop a quick note to comment your blog...now to move on and continue my search for golf tips. Should you ever need it, there's lots of information on this site about golf tips.

 
At 6:32 AM, Blogger All about Golf said...

Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!

I have a disc golf site/blog. It pretty much covers disc golf related stuff.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)

 

Post a Comment

<< Home