Post by dubiousgolfer on Jun 6, 2020 7:03:23 GMT -5
I've noticed in my own short game , such as pitches and chips that if I put weight pressure on the inside of my left leg to stabilise and brace against my left hip socket, my left knee flexes slightly and my pelvis 'rotates' clockwise to enable a good degree of stable balance. Because I do not have much flexibility, my whole upper torso also has to move clockwise and my shoulder line at address is aligned way off to the right of the ball-target line.
I found this out by a terrible golfing experience I had in France several years ago when I couldn't stop shanking short pitch/chip shots whenever I favoured weight pressure on my left foot.
I'm just wondering whether this is an anomaly specific to me or is there a rational biomechanical explanation?
Post by imperfectgolfer on Jun 6, 2020 9:27:05 GMT -5
I don't think that it is an anomaly, and I think that it makes biomechanical sense that if an inflexible golfer pivots around the left leg/foot as a fulcrum post, then the clubhead path will be exaggerately in-to-out if the pelvis/upper torso rotate counterclockwise as a single unitary pivoting structure during the downswing. To help prevent that excessive in-to-out clubhead path (relative to an imaginary ball-target line that is directed straight towards the target), one could setup with a more open foot/body stance at address so that the clubhead path is less in-to-out relative to that imaginary ball-target line. Alternatively, one could perform a chipping motion using only an arm swinging motion with little pelvic rotation and only a small degree of rocking-motion of the upper torso/shoulder sockets.