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The Swing
Common Swing Faults
A major factor in swing faults is incorrect posture effecting spine angle and creating poor swing mechanics. Get Fit to Golf concentrates on some of the most common swing faults that golfers are plagued by and all of them are directly related to postural and muscle faults as well as poor balance as a result of these problems. In other words these problems cause a "biomechanical fault"..

The most common Swing Faults are the following. Please click on each swing fault for a detailed explanation of the causes and cures for each swing fault.

hitting fat
hitting skinny
hooking (straight flight then hooking or push/duck hook)
slicing (caused over the top)
pushing the ball (or push-slicing)
pulling the ball (or pull-hooking)
dipping or reverse tilt (or the Reverse Pivot or Tilt or Lack of Power)

All these listed common swing faults we have shown can be attributed to a biomechanical, structural or spinal faults. If you want to find the key to more consistent golf this is the beginning.

All golfers are looking to maximise their swing, which is to maximise their power to create maximum distance. To maximise distance you must make an efficient back swing. The golfer with the best posture will have the best swing mechanics and will create the most efficient and powerful swing.

Some of the common faults in the swing causing lack of power are:

  • the lift
  • reverse tilt
  • poor balance
  • sway
  • dipping
  • lack of movement
  • too much hip movement

Each of these faults has a biomechanical cause. For example, if your posture is poor with lack of rotation of the neck causing lack of flexibility and a poor stance, it will also cause a poor centre of gravity. You will not be able to rotate your hips combined with no movement of the neck or too much, which results in weak arms only swing. The "C" curve or reverse tilt (dipping) is caused by a poor rotation of hips causing the centre of gravity to push the weight on your front foot. When you try to compensate you cause a reverse pivot by sliding the hips instead of rotating. You move the ball forward but still have the same problem because the problem is created by poor centre of gravity created by a spinal fault.

If you are one of the many golfers with an existing spinal fault, improve your biomechanics first and then work on your swing. At Get Fit to Golf we can give you a personalised fitness program catered to your own individual needs to achieve this. Correcting your problem areas can also reduce the risk of injury and improve your overall well-being.

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