I came across a very simple test to check the fluidity of your golf swing. Golf instructor Trillium Rose provides easy to understand videos that will help all level of golfers examine the basic mechanics of their golf swing. Today’s video helps you check to see if you have a reverse pivot on your back swing. Check it out:
For many, the reverse pivot causes that terrible uncontrollable slice they lament about every time they play. The stat of 85% of golfers slice is bantered around a fair bit, I am not certain if this number can be proven. However, after watching the players at my home course of Osprey Links, this stat sounds about right.
My friend Troy Vayanos from Hitting it Solid provides a great article explaining what causes the reverse pivot and how to correct it. He includes a video by Maria Palozola that explains what a slice actually is and how to correct your reverse pivot. I added the video below for your viewing pleasure.
I never gave the reverse pivot much thought before, but I can see how it is an issue for many players. Hopefully, now that you are aware of this potential swing challenge, you will be able to address it.
On a side note, I rarely slice the ball. Yet, I would be remiss not to try Trillium Rose’s test. I am happy to say I do not have a reverse pivot in my swing. Do you?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!