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Curing the Reverse Pivot!

Curing the Reverse Pivot!

Today is August 7th, 2018 and we present Curing the Reverse Pivot!  Trouble Shot Tuesday #100.  A Golf Video Blog with Mel Sole, Director of Instruction and Master Professional at the Mel Sole Golf School headquartered at Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club in Pawleys Island, SC.

Curing the Reverse Pivot!

The reverse pivot occurs when the spine angle is tilted forwards on the backswing.  This is caused either by putting all the weight on the lead foot on the backswing or allowing the rear hip to slide backwards in an attempt to place the weight on the rear leg.

The Cure:

I teach what I call the “baseball pitchers drill”.  Imagine a baseball pitcher standing on the mound and doing his windup.  His rear hip moves backwards as his front foot raises up and his body rotates backwards. If he allows his rear hip to sway backwards he would lose his balance.  So to get this feel place your hands on your rear hip, try and extend your lead elbow out and around and you will get the proper feel of the correct hip turn.  The hip has rotated backwards and the weight is now fully on the rear leg.  Like the baseball pitcher, you should be able to raise your front leg without losing your balance!

Once you have this feeling, pick up a club and try to duplicate that motion by shifting your weight to your rear leg while raising your front knee, just like a baseball pitcher.  Do this several times to get the correct feel. Then make a backswing keeping your front foot down but feeling the rear hip move backwards putting the majority of the weight on the rear foot.  You will notice that your spine angle is now tilted backwards instead of forwards.  You have now cured your reverse pivot.  Work on this continually until the move feels natural before you try it out on the golf course!

Source: Mel Sole Golf School.

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