Pro Golf Address Position

Pro Golf Address Position

By Dr. Sol Adoni

Founder Impact Swing

 

 

Every pro has their head forward at address way past their feet. Usually it’s due to a very steep spine angle over 30 degrees that I usually call 45 degrees to over emphasize the angle to amateurs that usually have their head over their feet with almost no spine angle at address.

Years ago the spine angle wasn’t as steep on top pros and whom rounded their shoulders and hung their head down including Hogan, Nicklaus and even Freddy Couples.

Below are images of today’s top pros with very steep spine angles that allows the hands to swing usually way above their heads and usually with a tight right elbow.

I teach new players this spine angle but I tell them to fly their back elbow like all the top pros did through the 20th Century from Bobby Jones to Nicklaus and a young Tiger Woods which new players to the game find easier to do when they’re learning the fundamentals of a golf swing.

So the swing I teach to new players is a hybrid between the classic loose swing with a large gap of the elbow at top away from body with the more modern steep spine angle at address.

These top tour pros today all have steep spine angles.

Tiger Woods

Rory McIlroy

Jordan Spieth

Jason Day

Rickie Fowler

Brooks Koepka

Adam Scott

I included Fuzzy Zoeler in the images below since his swing influenced me greatly due to when I picked up the game 40 years ago it was Fuzzie’s caddy who first instructed me on the fundamentals of the golf swing. Fuzzy still has a steep spine angle today.

 

Fuzzy Zoeler Address Position
Fuzzy Zoeler Address Position

 

Tiger Woods Address Position
Tiger Woods Address Position

 

Jordan Spieth Address Position
Jordan Spieth Address Position

 

Brooks Koepka Address Position
Brooks Koepka Address Position

 

Rickie Fowler Address Position
Rickie Fowler Address Position

 

Rory McIlroy Address Position
Rory McIlroy Address Position

 

Adam Scott Address Position
Adam Scott Address Position

 

Jason Day Address Position
Jason Day Address Position

 

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