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Coil

A Coil is the wind up or twist of the shoulders in the backswing against the lower body. The tighter the coil and the more tension a player builds, the faster they will uncoil or unwind into the downswing increasing clubhead speed. Coil deal with the core of the body which is the engine for the golf swing. The inside swings the outside so the faster a player can unwind, the faster in turn their arms and their club will swing through the ball.

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  • Loss of Posture is a Big Problem

    A loss of posture in the golf swing can cause a host of errors. You can see fat shots, thin shots, toed shots, heeled shots and more if your posture changes during the golf swing. This is almost always due to physical issues. A couple of the causes are the inability to create separation between your upper and lower body and lack of flexibility and strength in your glute muscles and your legs. To combat this make sure to get in a good fitness routine targeting your legs, glutes and core muscles that not only includes strengthening, but also stretching.

  • A Bigger X Factor Means More Speed

    The "X Factor" in golf is the difference between your hip and shoulder turn. The bigger the difference between your hip and shoulder turn, the bigger the X Factor and thus, the faster your rotation. This translates into more clubhead speed and is more important in the downswing actually than in the backswing. Players that hit the ball the furthest are those that increase their X Factor on the way down. Flexibility is a huge determining factor in how big a player can make their X Factor. Be sure to incorporate exercises that increase the difference between your shoulder and hip turn and increase your ability to rotate in your fitness program.

  • Maximize Your Coil For Distance

    To maximize your power off of the tee you need to maximize your coil. That means you need to resist the turning of your hips while at the same time increase your shoulder turn. The bigger the difference you can create between your lower and upper body, the tighter your coil will be. You are like a spring or a rubber band. The tighter you wind yourself up, the faster you will unwind.

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