Hip rotation is an important aspect of your golf swing . A failure to rotate your hips properly can result in pushing or pulling the ball and inconsistent strikes on the club. You must continually rotate your hips throughout the entirety of your swing and in order to do this you can’t sway them.
Even casual golfers understand that at impact the hips need to be open to the target. (Picture your belt buckle pointing to the left of where you want the ball to land.) In reality, your hips shouldn’t just be open but continually rotating to the left until your swing comes to a stop.
The hips initiate the downswing . At the top of the backswing, the hips have turned back, away from the ball and the target. On the way down, they will turn back and face the target directly. The rotation of them will result in the front hip (left for a right-handed player) bumping, or lifting forward and up in the air.
LEAD WITH THE HIPS , NOT THE ARMS From there, initiate the downswing by turning your belt buckle and hips hard to the left while keeping your back to the target. As you start down, try to keep your back facing the target as you unwind your hips . Your shoulders, chest, arms, hands and the clubhead will naturally follow.
Hip pain from golf can result from swinging the golf club over and over, which puts pressure on the hip joint and surrounding muscles. Pain can be also exacerbated if the swing is not executed correctly or smoothly.
You can over rotate the hips, you can under rotate the hips, but when you do it in the middle, when you do it right, it’s going to allow you for the most consistency and the purest ball striking. For those of you again, if you ‘re over rotating the hips, feel like you keep the right heel a little bit more on the ground.