Matt Green: Controlling Rotation

GOLF is a rotational sport and any improvements you can make in this area will help your game enormously.

WE all know golf is a rotational sport and how well you can control your rotation is really important. Do it well and you’ll be much more efficient in your golf swing and you’ll play much more efficiently as well.

But if you don’t do it efficiently you put a lot of pressure on your spine and not only do you not play well but you increase the risk of injury as well.

I’ve got a simple drill that I like to get my clients to do to help improve rotation and it will help you, too.

To start lay on your back with your legs bent and feet flat on the ground.

Now put your arms up with the fingertips together and then roll side to side, keeping the arms up and the fingertips touching.

To be able to do this exercise efficiently you need to be able to coordinate the muscles in the abdominal wall to control the rotation but you also have to have enough mobility in your upper back to allow that rotation to happen

If you do this exercise regularly you’ll be able to rotate a lot more efficiently and easily on the golf course and that can only help your game.


Matt Green HeadshotMatt Green is a leading Golf Physiotherapist, consulting to Golf Australia, Golf NSW and the Australasian PGA Tour.

Based out of the Institute of Sport; Precision Athletica at Sydney Olympic Park, Matt works on a daily basis with golfers of all abilities from tour professionals and elite amateurs, through to juniors and keen weekend warriors.   

Previously Matt was involved in football and basketball clubs as team Physiotherapist for the Western Sydney Razorbacks NBL basketball team and Parramatta Eels and Cronulla Sharks NRL clubs. It was however his passion for Golf that convinced Matt to specialise and subsequently become a leader in the field. 

You can book a consultation with Matt at Precision Athletica by calling (02) 9764 5787 or through their website www.precisionathletica.com.au



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