Page 1

Golf Queensland

April 2011

56 quicktips......................................................................................................................................................................................................................www.insidegolf.com.au Proudly supporting the benefits of golf club memberships

Tel: (07) 3252 8155 | Email: info@golfqueensland.org.au

What is a Reverse Pivot? LeeHarrington

A reverse pivot occurs when the head and upper body tilt toward the target in the backswing and the weight shifts onto the front foot rather than the back foot. This is the exact opposite of what should happen. Since your weight falls away from the target during a reverse pivot, it’s difficult to finish balanced and on the front foot at the end of the swing (see picture 1).

Reason 1

Firstly this can happen when you try to keep the club face pointing at the ball through the entire backswing. When you start your takeaway trying to keep the clubface pointed at the ball, the only way to complete the swing is to raise the arms, thus pulling the left shoulder and head down going into a reverse pivot.

Fix 1

The club face does not point at the ball in your takeaway - the club face must slowly fan open in the takeaway. At the position where the club is pointing parallel to the ground (see picture 2) you can check to see if the toe of the club is pointing straight up to achieve these proper angles.

Reason 2

Time and time again you have been told that you are 1) swaying or 2) to keep your head still. This often leads to you standing still and results in no rotation and improper weight shift in your golf swing. As a result, no body rotation means you must use your

Picture 1: a Reverse Pivot

Picture 2: Check that the club’s toe is pointing straight up

Picture 3: A correct position

arms only to swing. An arms only swing equals a reverse pivot.

ball. A good, upper-body pivot will naturally shift your weight onto your right leg without a conscious effort to do so. Now you’re in a powerful position and poised to deliver the club on plane (see picture 3). Contact your local PGA Professional or Coach for assistance: Your golfing partners mean well when they

say “keep your head down” or “don’t sway” but these negatives do not fix your golf swing. Often these comments can lead to even bigger swing faults. This is a real good reason “NOT” to listen to their advice but to instead get a lesson. Be advised by a pro on any swing issues to give you positive thoughts and fixes to play and practice with.

Fix 2

To correct a reverse pivot you must get out of you mind that you have to stand still over the ball. The golf swing requires a weight shift and rotation back (think of your body winding up like a spring) and then uncoiling to create power on the downswing and through impact. Allow your chin to rotate slightly away from the target. This allows the left shoulder to turn under the chin and your upper body to coil into the correct position behind the golf

CLUBCATALINA COUNTRY CLUB

Batemans Bay Open 29/04/11, 30/04/11 & 01/05/11 entries available on website

Coachhouse

Lee Harrington is a PGA Member and is also the Development Officer at Golf Queensland. Her passion for teaching and an eye for detail is recognised in her reputation as a leading female teacher in Australia. Lee’s experience in teaching provide a basis for programs delivered The Golf School, a Queensland-based teaching facility. Lee teaches at both the Gold Coast Carrara and Oxley facility weekly. www.thegolfschool.com.au. Email: admin@thegolfschool.com.au, or phone (07) 5596 3373.

LF SHIP NTH O G BER * ER MO P M 5 ME 5 OM

FR

$1

Marina Resort

4.5 star fully self contained villas Located opposite ClubCatalina Country Club

2 Night package incl:

• 2 nights accommodation • 2 x continental breakfast • 1 x 3 course evening meal at Café Catalina • 2 days golf (18 holes) at ClubCatalina • Cart included • All members entitlements. • Stubby holder

NEW MEMBERS WELCOME Centrally located in Miami, Burleigh Golf Club, is a stunning, private members golf course. This is your invitation to enjoy a diverse selection of Membership Options. Showcasing first class golfing and clubhouse facilities Burleigh Golf Club offers membership options for golfers of all standards and ages.

(conditions apply)

Package Price $410pp twin share

Home of the PGA National Futures Championship For information about problem gambling and help options, call Gambling Help 24/7 on 1800 858 858 or visit www.gamblinghangover.nsw.gov.au

154 Beach Road, Batemans Bay Ph: 4472 4022 clubcatalina.com.au

Choose a membership option that best suits your lifestyle, and experience one of the region’s most rewarding and picturesque golf courses. Enjoy daily competitions, full practice facilities and the new multi-million dollar clubhouse.

Membership Options Include: Full (7 Day) Membership - $175* per month 6 Day Membership - $155* per month Daily course access excluding Saturdays Variety of payment options available. Visit www.burleighgolfclub.com.au for further membership options and details.

For Further Information Phone 07 5572 8266 or view our Membership Packages online Cnr Hillcrest Pde & Bardon Ave, Miami, Gold Coast, Qld www.burleighgolfclub.com.au *Conditions apply. See website for details.

Reverse pivot - Harrington  

Reason 1 Reason 2 2 Night package incl: April 2011 www.insidegolf.com.au Marina Resort Fix 1 •2nightsaccommodation •2xcontinentalbreakfast •...

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you