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The effects of S POSTURE in your golf swing

Tony Morgan shares the chain effect that the pelvis can have on the body during the golf swing. It’s vital to athletic and effective motion!

In the golf swing we’re trying effectively transfer energy from the ground, through the pelvis, out to the golf club.

If you think of the pelvis and how it sits, we’re really trying to keep the spine as neutral as possible.

There’s a lot of players that may start in S posture. They start with too much pelvis bend which can lock up the rib cage and limit the golfers ability to rotate.

Identifying excessive pelvis bend can be tricky to see with just video.  Around 20 degrees is a pretty good average and that vs 30 degrees often doesn’t look all that different on video. But as the golfer the feeling can be VERY different.

By starting with excessive pelvis bend you can lock up the spin which prevents the golfer from rotating and might lead to compensations like loosing posture in the backswing. It starts a chain effect of actions all because the pelvis wasn’t in a neutral position.

“How would somebody lose power?” Lock up the rib cage, they can’t rotate, now they’re coming out of posture as a compensation pattern. Now we’ve got all these moving, wobbly parts.

One little adjustment to pelvis bend has the potential to unlock better movement patterns. It doesn’t always have the cause and effect relationship as simple as this but neutral pelvis bend is definitely a factor to look at.


If you’re looking to learn more about S Posture TPI has some great resources.

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