Stability

Stability

Move Like an Athlete from One Spot

This represents one of the central challenges of the swing. We are aiming to create huge speed but in a way that keeps us very stable. Not only do we need to maintain posture angles (see dynamic posture) but we need to remain centred too. The challenge is learning to use our full range of motion and still remain stable. I have many clients who create in excess of 110 degrees of thorax rotation (what is traditionally referred to as shoulder turn) but dreadful stability. Conversely, the better players tend to rotate less and prioritise stability. True athletes can manage both.

 

Feet Together Drill

This drill puts a number of demands on your coordination and technique. It also highlights the relationship between wrist action and stability. If you have stiff wrists then you will not get the whip-like swoosh at the bottom of the swing and be forced to create speed via other means. This normally means overworking the body and losing stability (see Wrist  Action). I like to use the drill to refine my face and path control too. If you can hit a genuine draw (starts right of target) from this stance then you are doing well.


Movement Psychology

This is a classic area where we see a noticeable gap between feel (what we think we are doing) and real. In the absence of 3D data, you definitely want to film your swing from face on and monitor any sway of your head, thorax and pelvis.

 


My Pattern in 3D  LINK TO A 3D POST ELSEWHERE IN THE SITE

I have always struggled in this area until I I spent several months on the 3D system learning how to move better. Previously, I would get limited thorax rotation with thorax sway and negative pelvis sway. That is a very awkward pattern that I am glad to see the back of. 

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