Posture is an often overlooked aspect of the golf swing. It seems that most amateur golfers believe that it doesn't matter how the setup to the ball, just how they swing the club. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Your setup posture has a dramatic impact on your ability to move freely and produce power in the golf swing. One of the most common issues we see in the golf setup is for golfers to have a spine that is very rounded. A rounded spine at address makes it nearly impossible for you to make a full shoulder turn in the backswing, dramatically limiting your ability to make anything near a perfect golf swing.
In order for the spine to rotate freely and fully, it must be setup in neutral. As you can see in the image of the spine to the left, a neutral spine alignment actually has a lot of curvature in it. It is shaped this way to absorb shock, but most importantly, it is in this position that it has the highest range of mobility.
Many golfers setup with poor posture by rounding their shoulders at address. This setup position is increasing flexion in the thoracic spine.
The thoracic spine is the mid to upper back and this is where the majority of the rotation comes from in the upper trunk.
With the spine "hunched" forward, you severely limit your ability to rotate in the spine and will have a very difficult time making a perfect shoulder turn.
Therefore, learning how to setup to the golf ball with perfect spinal posture is an extremely important fundamental and yet another requirement for making the perfect golf swing.
This golf instruction video talks about how to setup to the ball correctly and shows you the most common setup faults.
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