Have you heard what proper posture can do for the body?
It’s amazing. It can improve your mood, concentration and overall mental health. It aids in balance, efficiency of movement and even digestion! Plus, proper posture will help you look younger, taller, thinner and more energetic. Worth the effort, no?
I am 62 years old, and I want to send the ball rocketing down the fairway to land close to my target. How do I do it? Proper posture.
Try this exercise:
Act like you are saluting, drop your arm, turn your torso to the right and to the left. Pay attention to the range of motion and your ability to breathe. Take a 30-second break, then salute again. This time, tuck your chin toward your chest and roll your shoulders in. Turn to the right and to the left. How is your range of motion different? How did your breathing change?
The posture drill I share with my students is easy to remember and very effective. The four metaphors are: Salute the General, Alligator Arms, Close the Car Door and Rock the Baby. I use them every day!
Proper posture will help you play with less pain or no pain, wring more distance out of your swing, improve your accuracy and supercharge your stamina. Let golf improve your life, and let me help you improve your game. Get on the green today!
By Doug Weaver, Director of Instruction, Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy
Carolina’s PGA Teacher of the Year, Doug Weaver is the Director of Instruction at the Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy. He conducts “Where Does the Power Come From?” a free interactive clinic and demonstration every Monday from 4-5 p.m. at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course. Volunteer for a free lesson and some will win prizes! Call (866) 455-6890 or go to www.palmettodunes.com for more information.