Elements of Correct Golf Posture

A contractor by profession, David Psimer owns and operates DP Builders in Gray, Tennessee. In his free time, David Psimer enjoys working on his golf game.

Stance plays a key role in an effective golf swing. The momentum of the club depends on the reliability of the axis around which the player’s body rotates. To have a solid axis, the player needs the kind of straight back that only comes from proper hip placement. Experts suggest that golfers experience this stance by standing straight and placing the fingertips at the joint in front of the pelvis. This allows the golfer to push the hips gently back and reach forward with a flat back and flat shoulder blades.

In this position, the golfer’s feet should be shoulder width apart if using shorter clubs and 2 to 3 inches beyond shoulder width for longer clubs. Knees should be parallel to the line of swing, and feet should point slightly left of the target in a square stance. From here, the club when swung should hit the ball.