Hello Alan, The golf swing is a series of levers and pulleys based around geometry and physics it doesn't know your age. However, if there are restrictions that do not allow this to take place we need to find out what they are and how to tackle them and/or use compensations to allow you to play your best. What I'm refering to with restrictions are physical limitations through lack of coordination, balance, stability and mobility. So it is a case of biology meets physics (or better biology overrides physics). Personally I would suggest you go to www.mytpi.com and read some articles there. I am bias as I am a member of the TPI but I feel they have some excellent articles that will give you a better understanding of the aging process and how it can affect the swing. I've included a few but go there yourself and knock yourself out!! www.mytpi.com/mytpi05/Fitness/article.asp?id=591 www.mytpi.com/mytpi05/Fitness/article.asp?id=618 www.mytpi.com/mytpi05/Fitness/article.asp?id=572 Hopefully from reading this you will realise how the swing is greatly affected by the body and in order to make improvements in your swing you really need to change your body. As everyone's body is different really only an individual solution is the answer. The articles are excellent knowledge but won't make you a better golfer. You need to get a program designed for you to tackle your problems based on the principles in the articles. Good luck with it all. Neil
Post by Kiran Kanwar Golf Pro on Jul 27, 2008 13:05:25 GMT -6
The golf swing, as is currently understood, requires a great deal of flexibility, and rotational ability, especially of the upper body, which, naturally reduces with age.
However, I have been scientifically researching a golf swing method which can give any golfer a 90 degree shoulder turn, regardless of level of flexiibility of upper body.
The reason it works is: If the arms have to rotate about an upright spine, they have a huge range of motion. When the spine is tilted at an angle to vertical, and the arms still have to rotate about that spine, the range reduces. Using my recommended backswing, ie using the width of the arms, specifically the right arm, as a tool to create weight shift (and shoulder turn), keeps the shoulders on a much shallower plane, and, as the right arm is kept wide (by straightness in it's elbow and wrist), the left arm and side, also holding onto the club, are forced to turn, around the fulcrum of the spine - voila - 90 degree shoulder turn!
This swing uses the minimum number of independently moving body parts and so is much easier on an older, less flexible body