Proper Golf Posture – Key To Proper Golf Swing Is Posture

Proper Golf Posture – Key To Proper Golf Swing Is Posture

Proper golf posture and alignment is important as it will determine the shape of your swing.

Until you get your spine in alignment, you will continue to hit weak drives that very rarely go straight.

Lower back pain is one of the most common complaints of all golfers. This is usually due to the high velocity rotary forces that are applied upon the lumbar spine during a proper golf swing.

You can relieve lower back pain just by improving your posture when you play.

Proper golf posture is essential to maintaining balance and hitting consistent golf shots. The key is a proper golf posture and stance that provides stability and rigidity throughout a proper golf swing while maintaining comfort. Start with the lower body. Your stance should be wide enough to accommodate shifts in body weight transfer. The longer the club you hit, the wider the stance

Proper posture setup can be attained by bending your knees so they cover up your shoelaces. Then you must also bend from the hips at the same time. Sticking your butt out while keeping your back straight is the proper way to bend correctly from your hips.

Golfers striving to improve their scores must focus on fundamentals for success.

The single most important and most overlooked swing fundamental is the setup.

Too many players tend to hunch their backs when they set up. By keeping your spine straight, you eliminate many of the strains involved in rotating your torso during the swing. It not only removes stress from your back, but also allows your shoulders to rotate and your arms to swing freely on the correct plane during your golf swing.

Proper golf posture is an integral part of your golfing setup and alignment before hitting the ball.

I believe that once you get the proper golf grip the next important part of the golf swing is getting in the correct posture. Being in the correct posture will allow the golfer to be able to make the proper turn back and through the golf ball. I always tell golfers that you want to be in an athletic position with your golf posture.

Here are a few tips to accomplish the proper golf posture:

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proper golf posture

Stand tall with a slight knee bend from the hips.
You should feel a pelvic tilt (butt out) with a flat back as you bend over.
Weight on the balls of your feet.
Slight tilt with your spine away from the target so your lead shoulder is slightly higher than your following shoulder.
Arms should hang straight down from your body and then grip the club from there.

Once you are in this correct posture you should feel very stable over the ball. If I came up to the golfer and pushed on their shoulders they should not fall over.

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John Lubin of The John Lubin Golf School shows us the proper posture technique.

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Like Tiger, check your posture
Tiger works on his setup under the watchful eye of swing coach Sean Foley at this year’s Masters. They both say the key to his swing is posture.


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20 Comments to “Proper Golf Posture – Key To Proper Golf Swing Is Posture”
  1. 4golfonline says:

    Wow, some nice …
    Wow, some nice instructions. I should take more lessons at Exeter golf driving range.
    Btw you can check out my page for some more golf informations

  2. MrGolfpro65 says:

    A buddy of mine ( …
    A buddy of mine (another old pro) has a system that guarantees you’ll break 80 in a couple weeks.

  3. adanlovesgolf0313 says:


  4. GolfProJay01 says:

    It can. One of many …
    It can. One of many factors that can cause a slice is poor posture. You might be standing too close to the ball which makes it hard for your chest to rotate and the club have plenty of room to swing out to the ball. This would cause you to cut across the ball (or swing out to in as it is called) and slice. But people like Jim Furyk are perfectly comfortable standing close to the ball, but they make compensations later in the swing to “catch up” Hence his weird looking swing.

  5. adanlovesgolf0313 says:

    Does your posture …
    Does your posture effect u if ur slicing the ball?

  6. andyclydefc says:

    yes this is a great …
    yes this is a great posture vdeo…thats the worst part in my golf swing, went to golf academy to get help and it definatly helped but i still find it really hard to keep my spine angle as well as not tiliting to much during the golf swing, if i sort this tho i will hit the ball much better, especially my drives

  7. RogerOfAH says:

    Ok… now my uncle …
    Ok… now my uncle who took me golfing for the 1st time today.. for 18 deadly holes… and sucked… we came back worked a little then when we got a net up that we found again (now i can practice) says i am moving my WHOLE UPPER TORSO when i swing… is this any relation to the spine?

  8. golfrules08 says:

    hi could you have a …
    hi could you have a look at my swing thanks!!!!

  9. RyanMcGouirk says:

    take a look at my …
    take a look at my swing tell me what you think

  10. anas1151 says:

    u complete me!
    u complete me!

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  12. dunayea says:

    great video posture …
    great video posture is very important not alot golfers focus on this too much

  13. driverplus2putts says:

    Posture is critical …
    Posture is critical to the golf swing. I find that if I’m leaning too far forward on the downswing, I slice the crap out of the ball. Ideally, you want to keep your upper body perfectly still.

  14. andyall says:

    Good information, …
    Good information, thanks John.

  15. D1Santillan says:

    that is good info

    that is good info
    thanks dude

  16. foxysocks24 says:


  17. jaspion82 says:

    cool!! … that …
    cool!! … that thing about the head not coming up is totally true.
    great video!

  18. teewoods says:

    great stuff!
    great stuff!

  19. TinyWeyant1989 says:

    thank you sir… i …
    thank you sir… i was a leaning forward person… WOW!!!didnt think i could learn that on YOUTUBE@@!!!

  20. NeilPeartmood says:

    WOW! I needed that! …
    WOW! I needed that! Thanks you so much for sharing that with us.

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