How to Improve Shoulder TurnJul 08, 2021
Shoulder turn of the backswing is an essential component of the golf swing to generate club speed and distance in your golf game. In order, to have a full shoulder turn in the backswing and follow-through, it is imperative to have good Mobility, Stability, and Motor Patterning. Any limitations in these areas can lead to limited shoulder turn and rotation in your golf swing. Check out the below videos to learn how to assess your own body and how to improve your shoulder turn this offseason!
Assess, Don’t Guess
Titleist Performance Institute Fitness Assessment finds each person’s specific limitations in stability and mobility. Check these 2 tests out for your to perform at home to assess your own thoracic spine and shoulder mobility!
Address Mobility Limitations
Mobility of the shoulder and thoracic spine or trunk is essential to have a full shoulder turn without losing posture or having other swing compensations occur. Try these mobility exercises at home
After mobility is achieved, the next step to improving your shoulder turn is ensuring good stability and strength of the core and the shoulder blade. The core is essential to ensure the body can effectively rotate into your backswing instead of swaying away from the target. Shoulder blade strength is essential to be able to control the turn and use your shoulder mobility effectively without flying elbow or chicken wing swing characteristics.
Movement Pattern Training
Once your body has mobility and stability achieved, next step is to train your body on how to use this movement to improve your shoulder turn. Typically starting without a club first is best and then over time as these get easier then you will progress to adding it to the swing
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