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Do you rotate your body enough through impact?

Do you rotate your body enough through impact?

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Sean Webb of Athletic Motion Golf highlights with this awesome GEARS 3D Motion Capture how much difference there is between the amateur golfer (even a good one) and a PGA Tour player.  Obviously, if you want to hit the ball further, you must learn to turn the torso and the hips very fast through impact in the golf swing!

In this first video in the series, we look at the differences in body rotation between an amateur golfer who we captured in our studio and a PGA tour professional.

Positions are Significantly Different.

What was interesting in this video was the impact positions between the hip and torso rotation between a 5 handicap amateur and a PGA Tour player.  The torso rotation saw an increase of 22 degrees!  From 5 degrees in the amateur’s swing to 27 Degrees in the professional.  The hip rotation was even more staggering, with a difference of 30 degrees at impact.

An amateur golfer (even a 5 handicap) can significantly improve his distance by increasing body rotation. So how does he do that?  By doing a lot of rotation exercises. To be able to have a body that will allow that amount of rotation through impact!

What do the amateur need to do to increase rotation?

My suggestion for this player would be 2 things. First, hire a good teaching professional to help learn to start the downswing in the proper sequence.  And two, hire a personal trainer who would get the body into shape.  He needs the body to work the way it is intended to in the golf swing.

Source: Athletic Motion Golf

Thanks for reading – Do you rotate your body enough through impact?  This was very interesting!

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