Proper Tilt at address

During a little experiment over on Golfwrx I decided I needed to do a video on proper tilt at address.

This one small setup adjustment can free things up so much and help you avoid some common errors.

It feels uncomfortable at first, but if you think about things the way I present them in the video, you can see all of the benefits it presents.

All you have to do is hold a shaft the way I do in the video and stand in front of a mirror to see how helpful it is.




  1. bob

    would you have more tilt with your driver than say, a 7 iron?

    • Monte Scheinblum

      Yes and no. You do have more tilt as a result of ball position being farther forward, but you don’t force yourself to have more tilt.

      I hope that makes sense.

      • bob

        yes makes sense—it only took me a minute or two to figure it out—LOL thanks

  2. Calvin

    Something that had me stuck for a long time: I had the tilt at address but rotated my lead shoulder flat horizontal and into a bad place. Even if you have proper tilt you must send the lead shoulder directly toward where your trail shoulder is at address to rotate 90 deg around your spine. You probably have a name for what I was doing. 🙂

  3. Adam

    Thanks for the video Monte. I have been craving some new videos from you and this was great. I feel as though my shoulders are too level and I see this in the mirror. Thanks again.

  4. Christian

    This is huge. One thing I figured out in the middle of this year is that, even though I was setting up with tilt, my hips shifted away from the target at the top of my backswing. Then I did all the things you say – my head moved forward, I came over the top, etc… I spent most of the summer with my one swing thought being to keep the hip in place in the backswing. Pretty much as soon as I made this change I started hitting it much longer and straighter and my greens in regulation increased about 20%.

  5. Mike Z

    I vaguely remember a previous post in which you said that it was basically impossible to have too much tilt at address. So, how much tilt would a person have to add to their setup before it started causing swing faults?

    • Monte Scheinblum

      The best answer I can give is, “you will know when you have too much.”

      You body will start to feel contorted too much, your rear knee will start to bend too much, it might actually even hurt a little if you really over do it.

  6. Jason

    As Monte says, with the proper setup at address, you should have a natural tilt due to the right hand being lower. It you make tilt a concience thing, it can be overdone and you will hit the ball fat.


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