Is your Swing Too Old?

In the past, golfers had swings that required too much body movement. The undue movement put a lot of stress on their body. The modern golf swing, thanks to technology and innovation, relies on more stagnant positioning, which eliminates the amount stress on the body.

So, which type of golf swing do you have, the classic or the modern? Along with providing world class golf promotions and hole in one insurance to clients, we also provide useful advice to golfers. And in keeping with this tradition, we have gathered the information which will help you figure out what type of golf swing you have, and if you need to change it.


We will start with address position, obviously. The modern address position relies on players to stack their upper body above their lower body, which doesn’t require them to make any uncomfortable movement. They don’t have to shift their hips or spine when hitting the ball. The head position is neutral and not tilted towards the player’s right side, removing the stress from the neck.

Top Swing

The classic golf swing requires players to lock their right knee, when they bring the club over their head. This requires strenuous movement of the knee, which could become the cause of injuries. In the modern style the players turn their hip a little and keep their knees in a comfortable position, when raising their club for the back swing.

Down Swing

When bringing your club down, the modern style allows players to rotate their hips back to generate the power they need. The classic style requires the players to move their hips and knees laterally, which doesn’t allow you to swing your arms freely and get the distance on your shot that you require.


Players using the old golf swing slide their knees and hips way past the position of the ball and throw their head back. Modern golf swing allows you to keep your body straight at the point of impact, allowing you generate a powerful shot.

Follow Through

After making impact, the club will make a reverse ‘C’ as you follow through on your shot. The pivot motion will allow you to hit the ball with maximum power and your arms to extend fully. You will not have to move your head and body along with the club, like you have to with the classic swing.

Look for these signs in your golf swing to recognize if you have any of the old school golf influences. If you find that you have some or too many, make sure that you correct them. That way you will reduce the amount of stress on your body and enjoy playing golf for a long, long time. Browse our site, if you require any information about any of our services; you can also give us a call (800.440.5070) to let us know how we can help you.