Up, over and off
By Erika Larkin on 7/5/12
Erika Larkin is the Director of Instruction at Larkin Golf Learning Community at Stonewall Golf Club in Gainesville, Virigina. She was recently named the 2012 Middle Atlantic PGA "Teacher of the Year" and the 2011 "Top Golf Pro" by Washingtonian Magazine and she's oobgolf's newest columnist. She'll be writing on a variety of topics including instruction, so if you have a question for her or an idea for a column, email her at email@example.com. Enjoy!
So many swing flaws and mis-hits can be linked back to a poor setup including posture, grip or alignment. Today we are focusing on posture. Remember these three words: UP, OVER and OFF. Use them to improve your posture and your shots!
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that is usually what my wife says to me in bed. LOL
Good stuff Erika. I am finding out how posture is one of the big challenges in golf. Not that it's such a hard thing in itself to achieve; setting up the same way every time, that is the hard part. So many variables involved. One thing I do to check posture is to setup then take my right hand off the club and let it hang. It should hang very near to the grip.
joe jones says:
Beef. Right on. I know the conventional wisdom is to widen your stance to gain distance but it restricts my turn even further than it already is. I try to have one swing thought on the take away in order to lengthen my swing. Left shoulder under my chin on back swing and left shoulder under my chin on follow through. If I can REPEAT this on every swing it ads a little distance but more importantly I can trust my swing and hit as many fairways as possible. Doing the same thing every time , even if it isn't perfect is my best bet for consistency.
Matt McGee says:
My knees must be further away from my hands than Erika's are from hers.
I guess Keegan Bradley never had this lesson...
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