Swaying side to side, instead of fully rotating the body, is one of the primary reasons golfers hit shots inconsistently. For right-handers, the ball usually goes to the right. For left-handers, itâs just the opposite. Fortunately, thereâs an easy fix to stabilize the lower body and eliminate the side-to-side movement that results in poor golf shots. Hereâs how itâs done, according to Mark Hackett, Director of Instruction at Old Palm and one of Golf Magazineâs Top 100 Teachers in America:
- At the driving range, place an empty golf ball bucket upside down, with your feet touching the sides.
- Swing the club to the top and hold it.
- If youâre swinging properly, you can feel your back leg âloading up.â If youâre still swaying, the bucket will have moved to one side.