Golf Swing Lateral Motion: Pros vs Ams

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Description: In this video we look at the key differences in the way that pro’s and amateurs move the center of the torso and the center of the pelvis throughout the golf swing.

What we have found in our 3D research is that the classic “reverse k” set-up is not something the best players in the world employ. Also, for the professional, during the downswing, the torso remains on top of the pelvis (or even gets in front of the pelvis) until the hands reach around waist high. At this point the high level player pushes hard with the lead side which causes the pelvis to finally shift out in front of the torso.

We believe that over the years for golf instruction (for the sake of simplicity) has taken the static position of impact and tried to employ it in the swing via the reverse K set up and keeping the torso behind the pelvis during the entire motion. The problem with this is that it can cause a severe in-to-out swing direction and a reduction in ground force production as the player is not able to push as hard with his lead side late in the downswing (as it would cause him to topple over).
This has caused countless (better players especially) to struggle with hooking and pushing the ball.

Now we have all seen the chronic slicer who has benefitted from some “reverse k” feeling in their swing especially if they have the upper body well to the left of the pelvis at the top of the swing, but in this video series we are highlighting the lower handicapper amateur who is trying to take their game to the next level.
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