Shoulder Centered Circular Motion

The golf swing represents a means of creating and transferring energy through movement. The ability to transfer that energy to the club is the most important factor in how fast and efficiently one swings the club. In order to do this we need to be aware of the 3 circular motions that work together during the swing. Here we will be focused on the shoulder circular movement.

Here we will strive to create a circular motion using the arms as a vertex of the shoulder axis. The arms will pivot around the anchored shoulders in a pendulum movement. The arms form a triangle shape and rhythmically rotate back and forth so the shoulders play a big role in swiftly rotating the arms and club through the swing.

Getting a full shoulder turn cannot be stressed enough and is a huge part of an effective golf swing. The shoulders are the top of the body and guide the rest of the body through the physics of a golf swing. They are responsible for the upper body turn which creates coil and is extremely important for generating power. We need to focus on using the shoulders and not just the arms. Having a proper shoulder turn will also help set the club in the right position at the top of the backswing which greatly increases the chance of coming into the striking zone on the right swing plane and ensuring a square club face at impact.