In this lesson we’re going to be looking at posture.
We are posturing ourselves for success. One of the greatest coaches ever a long time ago said if you get your set-up right you’re 70% on your way to a good shot. I think it’s probably even higher than that.
Put it this way, if your set-up isn’t correct, it makes it difficult to hit good shots.
It’s important to spend time on this, the grip, posture, set-up, alignment are very important issues for you to look at.
So if we start from the upright position. Notice the distance between your chest and your chin (it stays the same).
All we’re doing is leaning forward here, not getting into this position.
If we get into this position not only is it very difficult to talk, it is also difficult to keep your head still and your shoulders will knock your head out of the way. So that distance between your chin and your chest remains the same into the address position so you’re postured correctly.
The weight needs to be on the balls of your feet. You should be able to lift your heels off the ground. Years ago we used to see professionals, top players wiggling their toes, predominantly on the balls of your feet.
That’s really about the correct posture.