Golf Balance Exercises To Create A Rock-Solid Golf Swing
Golf balance exercises should be a must for every amateur golfer. One of the biggest issues with most amateurs is balance, stability and body control in their golf swing.
So often I see a golfer swinging outside their physical capabilities and losing their balance, resulting in a severe mishit that will end up being a double or triple bogey.
There is a physical requirement to maintaining your golf balance throughout your swing. The golf swing position commonly referred to as golf posture is a very unnatural position for the body to be in at address, let alone throughout the swing.
Having a forward tilt over the balls of your feet require a high level of both strength and flexibility in your hamstrings. Just get in your golf posture and reach back behind your upper leg to see how tight your hamstrings are.
If your hamstrings are tight and/or weak, you will have no chance at maintaining your golf posture and ultimately balance throughout your golf swing.
How about your quadriceps?
The play a critical role in keeping your golf swing stable. Rotating your upper body around a somewhat fixed lower body takes a tremendous amount of leg (quad) strength. Also your quads help maintain your knee flex that you had at address. If your quads are weak, your legs will straighten, causing you to come out of our swing.
As you can see, your golf balance requires muscular strength and flexibility. Without it, youíll be falling all over your swing forever!
One great golf balance exercise (drill) is swinging and actually hitting balls on one leg. Give it a try! Youíll soon find out how difficult it is. But stick with it, and youíll become a pro at it. If you can hit straight balls on one leg, using both legs will be a cinch.
In all of my advanced golf performance training programs, I have the golfer do a majority of their strength exercises on one leg. It is brutal! It takes so much focus and concentration, youíll be sweating before you even grab the weight.
I have literally dozens of golf balance exercises in my dvds, books and websites that will dramatically improve your balance, stability and overall control. Itís amazing how many emails I get from golfers who thought these golf balance exercises were easy until they did a full set of just one exercise.
They thought differently after that!
This could be your missing link to a great game! Focus on those golf balance exercises!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mike Pedersen is one of the top golf performance experts in the country. He is Golf Magazine's golf performance expert author, and founder of several cutting-edge online golf performance sites. Take a look at his just released golf performance dvds and manual at his golf fitness exercise site - Perform Better Golf.