Hanging Back In The Golf Swing

Hanging back  in the golf swing is when a golfer does not shift their weight correctly back onto the front side on the downswing, usually resulting in a lack of power and the inability to create a consistent strike on the golf ball. Golfers tend to hang back on their back leg and spine through impact. Hanging Back can be caused by other swing characteristics discussed in my previous blogs such as a reverse spine angle or sway.

Physical Causes

– Poor strength or power in the back leg – If there are any weaknesses in the gluts, adductors or abdominals on the back side, players may eliminate the weight shift altogether

– Reduced mobility or instability in the front hip – If there are any weaknesses in the gluts, abductors or abdominals and reduced hip internal rotation on the lead side, players may avoid the lead side altogether.

– Poor technique and lack of coordination in rotating the hips

If you think you are Hanging Back in your golf swing then this is best evaluated by our TPI Physical Screening. So come and see Bonnie (TPI certified) at Bend + Mend in Sydney’s CBD for a Golf Physiotherapy Assessment and TPI Physical Screen.

Bonnie Broomfield

About Bonnie Broomfield

Bonnie graduated in 2013 from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Health Sciences and a Masters of Physiotherapy. Born and raised in Sydney, she loves her sport, particularly Netball, and is always keen to try new sports and other outdoor activities - her latest being Golf with her Golf Pro fiancé. Bonnie has a special interest in Women's Health and has completed post graduate courses through the Women's Health Training Associates (WHTA). Bonnie has also progressed her learning and skills with courses in Clinical Pilates, including Matwork, Equipment and Pre and Post Natal Pilates, Titleist Performance Institute Certification Level 1, Sports Level 1 and Dry Needling. She is passionate about helping people get back in control of their own bodies and reach their goals through using both manual therapy techniques and exercise.

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