12 Common Swing Flaws Listed In Order Of Occurrence

Loss of Posture- This occurs when there is any significant deviation in the golfer’s original set up angles during the golf swing.

Early Extension- This occurs when the lower body does not rotate through impact. Instead, the lower body pushes forward towards the golf ball.

Casting- This fault is caused by any premature release of the wrist angles during the downswing and through impact.

Flat Shoulder Plane- This occurs when the shoulders turn more on a horizontal plane than the axis of the original spine angle.

Over the Top- This occurs when the golfer’s arms lead the downswing, causing an out to in swing path and a very steep angle into the golf ball.

Reverse Spine Angle- This occurs when there is any excessive upper body backward bend or excessive left lateral upper body bend during the backswing.

Sway- This fault is caused by any excessive lower body lateral movement away from the target during the backswing forcing the weight to the outside of the back foot.

Chicken Wing- This fault is caused by a loss of extension or breakdown of the lead elbow through the impact area.

C-Posture- This posture occurs when the golfer’s shoulders are slumped forward at address and there is roundness in the back from the tail bone to the back of the neck.

Hanging Back- This occurs when a golfer does not shift his or her weight correctly back onto the lead side on the downswing.

Slide- This fault is caused by any excessive lower body lateral movement toward the target during the downswing.

S-Posture- This posture is caused by the golfer creating too much arch in the lower back and by sticking the tail bone out too much in the setup position.