How Healthy is Your Golf Posture?
One of the most common dysfunctions I see when first assessing a golfer is improper posture at address. Does posture really matter? Of course it matters! In order to maximize swing efficiency and minimize the potential risk of injury, a neutral posture is ideal at address. If not neutral, the two other set up postures you will see are C-posture and S-posture. This month we will be looking closely at C-posture and its associated pitfalls in the golf swing.
C-posture is easily identified by a noticeable rounding of the upper back which can lead to limited backswing range of motion, possible neck pain and injury and a reverse spine angle at the top of the backswing. This posture is commonly seen is mature populations.
Do you have C-posture?
Take your 5-iron and set up in address position perpendicular to a mirror. If you don’t have a full length mirror, ask someone to quickly snap a picture of you. Visualize or better yet draw a line (if you have the technology) beginning at your tail bone up to the base of your neck. If there is a portion of your back above the line you’ve drawn, you have C-Posture.