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Shoulder Tilt

Shoulder Tilt refers to where a golfer's shoulders point on the backswing and downswing. If you lay a club across the top of your shoulders and the shoulders point to the ball or inside the ball, then the shoulder tilt would be considered steep. If the shoulders point way outside of the ball then the shoulder tilt would be considered flat. Ideally a golfer's shoulders would point just outside the ball at the top of the swing and after impact. Shoulder tilt is mostly influenced by a golfer's posture at address. An upright posture or spine tilt would result in a flat shoulder plane. A posture that is much more bent over with the spine would result in a steeper shoulder plane.

Shoulder Tilt Drills

Shoulder Tilt Tips

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  • Address the Ball With Your Rear Side Lower

    When addressing the ball, make sure that your rear side sits lower at address just as your rear hand sits lower on the grip. Your hips and shoulders should run parallel to each other and tilt away from your target. This means your right hip and your right shoulder will sit lower than your left hip and left shoulder at address. Setting up in this manner facilitates and inside/out take away, so it's a great thing to double check if you are having problems swinging outside/in.

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