The Biomechanics Of The Golf Swing
The key to a good golf swing is the relaxed, co-ordinated timed
use of muscles and rapid firing of the fast twitch muscles.
If you think of the golf swing as a spiralling up of the body
during the back swing and release in the opposing direction during
To achieve this to optimal levels is one thing, to do it in a consistent
fashion is another. Event Tiger Woods has issues with consistency
and is constantly reviewing his biomechanics to improve in this
A consistently optimal golf swing requires all biomechanical elements
of the body to work in harmony, all the time.
This requires :
- Relaxation – deep breathing learned
in Yoga is ideal for this.
- Posture - balanced erect natural posture
- Balance - the neuromuscular system [nerves
- Body Flexibility – especially hips and
glutes for proper hip rotation.
- Core Strength – for lower back health
and endurance. Co-ordinates the abdominal, back and hamstring.
- Upper Body Strength - golf specific strength
as used in a full golf swing.
- Endurance - many pro golfers think nothing
of hitting 1000 golf balls a day.
Golf Swing Flexibility