Anyone who has had a golf lesson or class or been given any instruction on the game of any kind has probably been told the importance of correct posture in the setup. Setup posture is so important that tour pros will be always aware of any changes to posture – whether the changes come as a result of a heavy workout, lack of concentration, a bad night’s sleep or a muscular imbalance. A slight change in your posture could result in good swings producing bad shots.
Worry not! I have a really simple tip that might just transform your game. I am assuming that the vast majority of you will drive to your golf club. The longer your drive, the more impact this tip might have on your game.
Check your driving position. Sit in your driving seat and check where your arms are, where your legs are. What position is your spine in? Is your lumbar supported? Is your neck reaching forward?
If you are sat driving in this position for 30 minutes, 45 minutes, or an hour, you might just set yourself up for a bad round. So why not adjust your driving position so that your lumbar spine is supported, your head is against the head rest, your arms aren’t overly rotated either way and your legs are running straight forward and have room to move.
OF COURSE you should be certain that you can drive comfortably in this new position and that your airbag has room to deploy (at least 15cm from steering wheel to chest), and don’t forget to adjust your mirrors.
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