Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Get Right Balance

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Get Right Balance

Article excerpt

ONE of the more common faults I see with players of all standards is they stand too far from the ball in their set up, particularly with the longer clubs. Players often report they feel more powerful when they are stretching or reaching for the ball, however the more we reach out, the more our weight will be positioned too far toward our toes with an over tilting of the spine toward the ball.

Players also will feel high tension in their arms and lower back. To put this simply we are now off balance. As soon as we start the takeaway the body will automatically want to return to a natural balance which causes the body to pull away from the ball with the weight moving toward the heels. At this point the tension in the body will become intense because our eyes are telling us where the ball is but our body will be moving in the wrong direction. …

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