Wandering Hips In Your Golf Swing?

Written by Glen Osborne

* Do you have problems with toppingrepparttar golf ball? * Do you hitrepparttar 148854 ground behindrepparttar 148855 ball? * Do you sometimes hitrepparttar 148856 golf ball with weak and high results? * Do you feel a loss of power with some of your swings with any club? * Do you have problems hittingrepparttar 148857 ball nearrepparttar 148858 sweet spot of repparttar 148859 clubface?

All of these problems (and more) could be happening because your hips move in various directions during all parts of your swing movements. If your hips are moving about then you know that your legs are moving. Your body will also be moving or it will be twisting and hunching out of good posture.

This instructional article will show you what to do to stop "wandering hips" from ruining your golf swing. And,repparttar 148860 solution is unusual and will demand some attention in your early efforts to control your hips.

On my website I have a video clip which shows too much hip movement in my swing. This hip sway causes an unstable and weak foundation. It is difficult to generate power because this swaying places you in unnatural positions.

The golf swing demands balance. Swaying hips will cause loss of balance or a feeling that you are about to lose your balance. Your mind quickly sensesrepparttar 148861 loss of power andrepparttar 148862 loss of balance. Instinctively, messages go to your arms and hands to do something to make up for a weakening swing. Almost alwaysrepparttar 148863 hands or arms make a wrong move or a movement which is out of time withrepparttar 148864 leg and body movements.

In this clip you can also see that my forward sway causes my club to reachrepparttar 148865 bottom of its swing arc pastrepparttar 148866 ball towards my right foot (I'm a leftie.) This would result in poor contact ofrepparttar 148867 golf ball or a complete miss.


Years ago a friend told me that my hips wandered erratically during my golf swing. He also said that there was no pattern inrepparttar 148868 hip movements from swing to swing.

We did not have a golf pro to turn to for help on this. I had to solverepparttar 148869 problem on my own.

I used to teach physical education from Grades 1 to 9. I recalledrepparttar 148870 various age groups of young people trying to learn athletic movements for some ofrepparttar 148871 sports.

Why were my hips moving? I could stop them from doing this but I had to give too much attention to them during my swing. Even tightening my hip muscles did not solverepparttar 148872 problem.

I stood in front of a floor length mirror and did my impression of Elvis Presley (uh,repparttar 148873 late rock and roll guy who could really sway his hips.)

OK! At least I wiggled my hips around while watching what was happening inrepparttar 148874 mirror.

If I moved my hips in any direction my back would arch out of its natural upright position. This is not good to have golf swing movements with your back out of position. Golf's 'bad back cemetery' is too full of former golfers who succumbed to injured backs. (Byrepparttar 148875 way,repparttar 148876 techniques which I teach for basic swing movements and control did bring one man out of this back injury. He was able to golf with his grandson and his former golf buddies.)

How Alex Higgins inspired me to play snooker

Written by Stephen Hill

One of my great passions in life, if you could call it that is playing snooker. I became interested in snooker from watching players like Alex Higgins and Jimmy White inrepparttar 1980s.

Atrepparttar 148853 age of around ten, I was bought a small five foot snooker table for Christmas. It was probably one ofrepparttar 148854 best Christmas presents I was ever bought. I would seemingly be never off this little snooker table and would invite some of my friends round to also play.

When I was twelve, I joined a snooker club with a close friend of mine and we started to play onrepparttar 148855 full size snooker tables. The tables looked so massive and suddenlyrepparttar 148856 art of playing snooker became that much harder.

My first aim was to get a break of ten, which was then followed with a break of twenty.

I became quite obsessed and some would say quite sad, as whenever I had any spare time or spare cash I would go down torepparttar 148857 snooker club to practice. I would even practice their on my own. My ultimate goal was not to become a professional like my idols, Higgins and White but to achieve a break of one hundred.

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