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Proper Back Position And Posture For Different Golf Swings

The golf swing has many different elements to it. It is not just about putting the ball on a tee and hitting it with a club. It is also about making sure that you have all of the elements to set up to hit the ball correctly. It takes making sure that you are swinging your arms correctly as well as making sure that you have your head on the ball. What some people tend to forget about is the positioning of their feet and the importance of the back foot.

The back foot is also known as your power source when you are swinging the club. This is because you are not really using your arms to hit the ball. You are more allowing the club to do all of the hard work for you. The hips are the important component in the swing. The only way you can give your hips the stability and power that they need to get around for a more powerful swing is if your back foot is positioned correctly. The position of the back foot will depend on what kind of swing you will need.

Driving the Ball

The most difficult time that many people have with the back foot is in the swing. Keeping the back foot planted perpendicular to the body feels awkward because you might want to turn it out to get more support. The important thing to remember is that if you have your back foot turned out that you will either not be able to turn onto the toe which will cause your body to drop or you will fall back in your swing because of your body getting onto your back foot. You are better having it turned slightly in towards the ball.

Pitching the Ball

Pitching the ball requires less of a power stance from the back foot. It requires more stability than anything else. You should be resting more of your weight on the back of the heel rather than on the outside of the foot. This will help you in being able to take the power out of your stance and address the ball so that you are swinging under the ball rather than through the ball. The more you concentrate on getting under the ball, the easier it will be for you to get the loft you will need on your chip shot.

Uphill Swing

The uphill swing is another difficult position with a golf shot. This is because you are having to consider that you are getting the loft that you need simply by going uphill. You will not need to work hard to get under the ball. This is one of the only times when you might want to actually turn your back foot out. Even if you are getting less power on the stroke, you are able to get through the ball so that it will carry rather than going high in the air.

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