Keltie Wild BSc, BScPT, Gunn IMS, TPI Level 1 certified
Is your golf posture creating your low back pain? Is your posture preventing you from hitting the ball further? The S posture is characterized by an increase in the arch in the low back. This creates an increase in the amount of stress on the low back. The S posture can also cause a wide range of mis-hits from a block out to the right to a hook to the left (for a right-handed golfer). The C posture occurs when there is an overall rounding of the back. This posture restricts the amount of rotation in your backswing and can therefore cause you to lose distance. The C posture can also lead to injuries in the low back, shoulders, elbows and even your hips as your body tries to make up for the loss of rotation. The ideal posture for most people is a neutral posture. The neutral posture is best described as having a straight back from the base of the neck all the way down to your buttocks. This will prevent injury and maximize the efficiency (increase your distance) of your golf swing. The best part is changing your posture at set up can be one of the easiest changes you can make in golf!