The Golf Posture Pod: A Great Teaching and Training Tool

By Wayne | Videos: Faults, Fixes and Drills

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John Neeson April 6, 2013

Wayne,
Looks like an interesting device. I saw a drill some years ago wherein a pro advocated placing the back of a plastic lawn chair against your behind and suggested swinging while maintaining contact with it. I think it was 37 bucks. At the time, I didn’t appreciate the importance of this in improving the strike.
You mentioned the physical demands of a proper pivot. I got to 50 without so much as a scratch but a couple of years ago I had a swing key in my head which was simply focussing on maintaining my spine angle through the hit. It was the one that Tom Watson calls his ‘secret’.
One cold morninng I was running late and teed off without a warmup on the first shot (while trying to maintain this posture), I felt a lower back twinge on the left side above the pelvis. I walked in at the 9th, barely able to move. It was resolved with massage rest and some exercise but now it is always there and I feel that the correct pivot move, body over, hips in the box, etc, always threatens that old injury.
I do think the correct pivot is challenging on the body of weekend golfers and would be interested if you know any exercises specifically designed to make one more athletically prepared for a correct pivot.

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Michael April 8, 2013

Hi Wayne, if that was my rig, I’d be building an anti-shank protector out of Perspex for your laptop ;-)

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Fred April 8, 2013

From one of my favorite magazines, Wired:

A feedback loop involves four distinct stages. First comes the data: A behavior must be measured, captured, and stored. This is the evidence stage. Second, the information must be relayed to the individual, not in the raw-data form in which it was captured but in a context that makes it emotionally resonant. This is the relevance stage. But even compelling information is useless if we don’t know what to make of it, so we need a third stage: consequence. The information must illuminate one or more paths ahead. And finally, the fourth stage: action. There must be a clear moment when the individual can recalibrate a behavior, make a choice, and act. Then that action is measured, and the feedback loop can run once more, every action stimulating new behaviors that inch us closer to our goals.

What a cool device to have to effect change quickly.

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David May 5, 2013

Thanks Wayne this certainly answered a few questions I’ve had with my own action and also with a few of my students. I call it the “old man pissing” position where I move away from the ball on my downswing into impact. I recently had a student who had a similar issue and without seeing this I might have not been able to help him it.
Great work keep those “experts” honest and thank you for your passion. Cheers

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Steven Bongardt August 13, 2013

Wayne – any thoughts on maybe using a Bender Ball/Stick to do somewhat of the same thing? Thanks!

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