Above: Adam Scott is widely regarded as having one of the most athletic postures on tour.
When teaching my students I come across many different types of postures. The most common I see, however, is referred to as S Posture. This is when you are encouraged to stick your bottom out (anterior tilt), which disengages your core and puts pressure on your lower back. Unfortunately, it is the most common posture suggested to female golfers.
The second most common is called C Posture. This is where the pelvis is tucked under too much (posterior tilt) and the upper body is very rounded, resulting in a C shape.
Neutral Posture is best as it doesn’t put any undue pressure on your body. To find neutral posture you need to first go into anterior tilt, then posterior tilt, back to anterior tilt then mid-way between the two. This will allow you to engage your core and disengage your back. This creates a 20/40 ratio between your pelvis and upper body tilt – a position that will allow you to have your weight more centred in your feet, not in the heels or balls of your feet.
Check out my video [below] online for a full demonstration. If you have any questions regarding your posture, mention it to your PGA Professional at your next lesson.
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