Build your technique around your body type
When Tiger Woods turned pro in 1996, his shoulder turn was measured at 120 degrees, his hip turn under 30. The huge torque he generated contributed to his immense power; but it also spawned a generation of copycats, all trying to turn their shoulders against their hips and create as much 'X-Factor' as possible.
Of course it didn't work, for a simple reason; torque creation demands flexibility, and not all of us are blessed with it. Every successful golfer, including Tiger, builds their technique around their physiology. Tall, stiffer players (think Davis Love) create power through swing arc width; shorter, heavier players (think JB Holmes) through a punchy weight shift.
If you're looking for a swing role model, find one that matches your build. Better yet, book some time with us. We can ensure your methods are appropriate to your physique.
If they are not, you're facing not just frustration, but potential injury. Click here to enquire about a lesson to review your swing.