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Golf Swing Characteristics

Golf Swing Characteristics

Learn about the most common swing characteristics that can lead to mechanical inefficiencies in your golf swing, and put you at greater risk for injury.

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  • S-Posture
  • C-Posture
  • Loss of Posture
  • Flat Shoulder Plane
  • Flying Elbow
  • Early Extension
  • Over the Top
  • Sway
  • Slide
  • Late Buckle
  • Reverse Spine Angle
  • Forward Lunge
  • Hanging Back
  • Casting
  • Scooping
  • Chicken Winging

The most efficient swing is not the same for every golfer, because efficiency is unique to their body. To achieve an efficient swing, a golfer must first be screened.

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Dr. Samuel Richards is a Titleist Performance Institute Level 3 Medical Professional & part of the PGA/PSC Clinical Golf Program