By Kiel Christianson
The reverse pivot happens when the back hip lifts up on the backswing. Instead of the hips turning to load your weight behind the ball, the lead hip dips, the rear hip raises, and your weight stays forward.
The result? Weak, often thin shots, resulting from untilting the hips and coming up and out of the shot.
In this swing tip video, Brian Mogg of the Waldorf Astoria Golf Academy demonstrates two practice tips to help get the feeling for loading your weight behind the ball and keeping your hips level through the swing.
First, practice on a slight upslope to use gravity to help you feel the weight shift.
Second, slide an alignment rod through your belt loops so you can see how your hips are shifting. Mogg suggests imagining a glass of water on each end of the rod, and working on your backswing while not spilling any of the water.
As a side note, the rod through the belt loop trick would also be useful in making sure you're not taking the club back too far on the inside with your hands on the takeaway, as well as to check your alignment.