Troubleshooting Golf Swing Issues – Reverse Spine Angle

By Jason Wright April 15, 2023

Troubleshooting Golf Swing Issues – Reverse Spine Angle

Posted in by Jason Wright on April 15, 2023.

Let’s get this part out of the way early: we are NOT here to try and change your golf swing. That’s not the purpose of us identifying these issues. Changes to your swing are much better handled by a golf coach.

That being said, we are well equipped as physical therapists to identify problems in the mechanics of your movements which may end up impact your performance or causing you pain.

There are a number of golf swing characteristics that are common, and indicative of underlying and mobility and strength deficits. The first in our series of golf swing highlights we want to talk about is the reverse spine angle.

What is Reverse Spine Angle?

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A Reverse Spine Angle is any excessive upper body backward bend or excessive left lateral (for right handed golfers) upper body bend during the backswing. Essentially when your back ends up tilting toward your target as opposed to rotating smoothly.

There are a number of underlying causes that can contribute to this swing issue, which we use the TPI screening tool to help identify. We highlight a few of these main issues in this carousel.

Learn how to fix Reverse Spine Angle

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The Reverse Spine Angle can be fixed by maintaining a neutral pelvis from the setup position to the top of the backswing. You must also strive to limit the amount of extension that normally occurs during your backswing. This will give you the feeling of a shorter but wider backswing plane.

Come in for a session to have your problems better addressed and fixed.

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