These instructions will assist the golfer to increase the flexibility of the hips, legs and trunk to improve the coiling and acceleration of the golf swing. Research has also closely linked golfer’s back pain and elbow pain to reduced flexibility in the legs and hips.
Literature shows that Golfers with a lower handicap (i.e., a better skill level) had faster club head speeds than higher handicap golfers and that these better golfers also possess unique physical characteristics that include greater hip flexibility and strength and torso flexibility and strength.
Golf is predominately an activity of rotation and side to side motion. Our bodies need rotation capabilities at all joints as we maximally rotate and as we shift our weight from right to left during the golf swing. The backswing of golf necessitates that the golfer has adequate hip flexibility. Traditional hip flexibility exercises has lengthened the hip musculature in a single plane.
Golf though is three dimensional . The backswing is three dimensional, causing our joints to move in all three planes and our muscles to become lengthened in all three planes. Lack of ability to lengthen in all directions, restricts our ability to fully rotate or coil during the backswing. If we can’t fully coil, then the acceleration during the downswing and the uncoiling will be reduced