5 - Hip rotation

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Wed, 23 Oct 2013
5 - Hip rotation
5. Hip rotation

The final key element for teaching youngsters a golf swing is hip rotation. Swinging with just your arms can cause amateur golfers to pull or push the ball all over the place, with very little control.

You need to get the kid to rotate their hips clockwise (for a right-hander) on the backswing and anti-clockwise on the downswing through to the finish.

For this drill you only need to take a three-quater backswing and finish with a three-quarter follow-through as a full swing may cause over rotation or make you lose balance and stability during the swing.

James says the key to this drill is the backswing being a mirror image of the follow-through, showing you have a consistent rotation point with good balance.

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