Always check your posture


2.Hang the club down from the sternum, then lower yourself vertically by bending the knees slightly. You must not fall back here.

ENGLISH golf coach Pete Cowen is globally respected as among the best in the business.

His clientele has included, among others, Major winners Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell, Louis Oosthuizen, Danny Willett, Sergio Garcia, Darren Clarke, Henrik Stenson, Gary Woodland and Brooks Koepka, and this week we focus on his timeless tips that touch on good posture.

Essentially they are to help improve your posture and balance, which are key components to consistency.

THE FAULT

Weight too far forward

If the club golfer sets his weight poorly at address, it tends to be too far forward – into the balls of the feet and even the toes. It can create problems because your body instinctively seeks to balance itself. If it senses it is out of balance it will try to compensate during the swing itself. This could lead to rocking back into the heels, straightening up or going back too much on the inside. All cause inconsistency.

THE FIX

Keep it centred

If you are to be robust and stable over the ball, good posture and balance are key. Your weight should be running down through the middle of your feet, if anything favouring the balls but mostly under the laces. Bio-mechanical studies have shown that the body’s centre of gravity is about two inches behind the navel, so arrange your body so that this point is pretty much over the arches of my feet.

Good posture

Before you do anything else, check your posture. Many club players become a little lazy in this area. If you don’t stand correctly to the ball, then everything else becomes slightly pointless.

1 With your feet apart, hold a club across your hips. Allow your hips to tilt slightly to the front, butt end is marginally higher than the head. Tilt forward.1 With your feet apart, hold a club across your hips. Allow your hips to tilt slightly to the front, butt end is marginally higher than the head. Tilt forward.

2.Hang the club down from the sternum, then lower yourself vertically by bending the knees slightly. You must not fall back here.2.Hang the club down from the sternum, then lower yourself vertically by bending the knees slightly. You must not fall back here.

3 You now have a good posture with the hands hanging under the sternum.3 You now have a good posture with the hands hanging under the sternum.

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