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Top Five Mistakes All Golfers Make

With spring around the corner and golf seemingly in the news all the time these days (thanks Tiger!) Bob Prichard, President of Somax Performance Institute has generously shared with us his tips to help make you the dominant player in your foursome this golfing season. As you’ll read in his bio – this guy really knows his stuff and his clients results is the proof.

Here is his list of the top five mistakes all golfers make:

1. Lack flexibility in hips, back, arms and neck. The root cause of most swing problems is simply lack of flexibility in these four areas.
2. Dropping hands at address. Every golfer does this, but it forces them to change their spine angle during their downswing and they mis-hit the ball.
3. Teeing up forward in stance. Forces golfer to shift weight toward the target, which opens club face and pushes ball to right.
4. Starting downswing by shifting hips toward target. Again, opens club face so ball leaves the fairway.
5. Starting downswing with the hands. Top pros start downswing with left knee.

Bob Prichard is President of Somax Performance Institute. His pro golfers have won the US Open as a rookie, improved their putting from #113 to #1, quadrupled their tour income and increased their longest drive from 295 to 400. His amateur golfers have increased their average drive from 290 to 350, cut 5-11 strokes off their game and eliminated back,hip and neck pain.

He is the author of ‘The Efficient Golfer’ and ‘Are You Flexible Enough for Golf?’ and the inventor of the Somax Power Hip Trainer.

His elite athletes have won 44 Gold Medals and have set 11 World Records.

The Somax website is

Posted on Monday, February 22nd, 2010 Both comments and pings are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Top Five Mistakes All Golfers Make”

  1. It seems I do 3 out of 5 of these. That is not good. I guess I have just learned to play whilst having these bad habits. I bet I could have progressed faster if I had all of these correct from the beginning.

  2. Sam Quirke says:

    Golfers whom start the dowswing with the left knee, will see a slide of the hips toward target. A necessary power move during the course of the downswing.

  3. I always think you need to start the swing with your hips, if not your hands get ahead of the body and you hit it fat or thin..