Symptom: Your golf stance setup doesn’t provide the solid base and connection to the ground that you need.
A proper golf stance would have let you turn against a solid lower half, rather than swaying back and forth like a dancer.
Description: The start of the swing isn’t the takeaway, it is the golf stance setup, including the waggle and the starter move that precede the takeaway. Don’t omit the waggle and starter move, or think that they don’t matter. If done right, they are the keys to proper golf stance setup in your golf swing. They can give you the elusive commodity known as “Smooth Power”, where the ball flies off the clubface even though your swing looks slow and unhurried.
Why it works: The waggle is meant to help you feel club in your hands, build a good solid stance, get a rhythm, and sort of sense that the club is just an extension of your body. It’s mental preparation for the shot you are about to hit. And, perhaps most importantly, it is meant to keep your muscles loose and flowing, with a light grip on the club. You are trying to feel anchored to the ground, so your big muscles can power the swing while your hands and arms come along for the ride.
Graeme McDowell’s Proper Golf Stance Setup
Have a look at Graeme McDowell at this golf clinic. The words of wisdom he imparts are very good and its worth watching the whole video. But notice, before every shot he hits, he has a little waggle going on. He is shifting his weight back and forth, he is wiggling his wrists a bit, and so on. This is his waggle.
Graeme has a slight starter move to initiate his swing too, a very good thing to emulate.
Have a look (you can move ahead to about 0:55):
Immediately Improve Your Golf Stance with a Waggle of Your Own
Take a tip from Graeme McDowell and give the Waggle and Starter Move a try next time you are on the range or the course, and see if you don’t start hitting ’em straighter and farther, with a smooth easy swing!
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