I said I didn’t want to make any excuses about why I didn’t do better last week, but it is important to me that I relay as much good information as I can about the golf swing.
I have gone on and on about tilt at impact…and getting it the proper way. Well, my winners bracket round and losers bracket round on last Tuesday demonstrated two concepts that I have promoted.
1. Proper tilt protects your back
2. Proper tilt helps you generate more speed.
When I compete in a long drive contest, I try and tilt as much as possible at impact.
On my very first ball Tuesday, my back foot slipped on the turf. That didn’t allow my lower body to get far enough forward and I tilted by dropping my upper body back. That tweaked my lower back a bit.
So I created tilt the wrong way.
In the next round, my lower back was a little tender and I couldn’t tilt as much as I had all week and probably lost 5-8 mph of speed.
I know, I know, terrible excuse.
The point of all this is not to say I would have done better had I not slipped and tweaked my back. I may not have.
The point is that learning the feel and sequence of shifting with your lower body while keeping your upper body back, is the best way to protect your lower back, while creating your maximum efficiency in your swing.
I knew this to be true before, but what transpired a The Remax told me it was even more important than I had previously thought.