The modern golf swing has evolved with this use of technologies, both in equipment and analysis; as well as the physical training the golfers now go through. They're treating it just like a sport and are preparing their bodies accordingly.

When you read some of the older books on instruction and technique, you will notice there was a good deal of focus on the lower body. The powerful driving of the legs both laterally and rotationally to produce power.

The end result of this approach was undo tension on the lower back on account of the “reverse C” it caused in the finish. Just take a look at the old pictures of the golfers in their finished position and you’ll see the bowing of the body away from the target.

Since the golfers didn’t believe in conditioning their bodies, the injuries to their lower backs was on the high end. Several of them played with back injuries. It really shortened the careers of many of them.

Take a look at today’s senior players. They are playing well into their 60’s and even early 70’s at a very competitive level. Why? Due to the fact most of them have a modern golf swing and have prepared their body’s physically to withstand the tremendous quantity of pressure the golf swing puts on it.

The modern golf swing is a a lot much more rotational movement, that's “stacked” at impact, not the reverse C I mentioned above.

What I mean by “stacked” is at impact it practically looks like the golfer is right over the ball with his/her whole body. The hips are rotated towards the target; but in sequence with the core and upper body. There is really small lateral movement of the lower body and even upper body.

This powerful rotation creates maximum torque within your core region producing much higher clubhead speed and distance. This rotation demands a stronger core from a rotational standpoint. The key movements in training your body for the modern golf swing is rotational.

In the event you could only spend 15 minutes a day on your body, you would spend all of them performing core rotational strength and flexibility movements and drills. This would give you maximum return on minimal investment.

Training your body “off the course” will take your game to another level. Focus on the key aspects I mentioned above to produce the most power. Learn the fundamentals of the modern golf swing.

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