We would all like to generate more power into our drives but sometimes a woman golfer’s flexibility will have a negative effect and too much movement will result in loss of distance.
We would all like to generate more power into our drives but sometimes women golfer’s flexibility has a negative effect and too much movement will result in loss of distance.
Imagine a coil or spring. To gain a spring-like effect, the base of the spring would remain stationary while the top half of the spring would wind around it. Imagine everything moving at once, no coil or resistance would be formed and this is the same with the body.
The hips ideally need only turn half the amount of the shoulders, approximately 45 degrees compared with 90 degrees. It is the difference between the two figures that is biochemically classed as the X Factor (pictured left)
Due to a general high degree of flexibility and mobility within women golfers, the natural tendency is to turn everything as far round as possible (pictured right) to try to hit drives further, but overturning the body only loses power, distance and consistency.