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"I need to rotate more in my golf swing"

Many golfers out there are seeking "more rotation" in their golf swing.

But what does this even mean? And how do they know they need more "rotation"?

Did a swing coach tell them this one time, and it just stuck?

Did a commentator say this on a broadcast one time?

Did a random friend mention that they look "stiff"?

What is Rotation?

In my eyes, rotation is the ability to coil and uncoil our bodies in both a connected, and segmented, way to solve a a motor problem.

For golf, the motor problem is hitting a ball into a hole.

How much rotation do you need?

It depends.

Some pro golfers are massive rotators - Dustin Johnson.

Some not so much - Jon Rahm.

There are MANY ways to solve the problems that the sport of golf presents.

Some of these solutions utilize massive amounts of rotation and some not so much.

So, how much rotation do you need?

Enough to accomplish the task that the sport presents - no more, no less.

Be cautious when somebody blatantly tells everybody, "you need more rotation."

Maybe you do, maybe you don't.

Rotate as much as you need for your golf swing to be successful and promote longevity.

But, let's say you decide that you need more rotation...


The answer is so simple.

Rotate. More.

Feed your body the ability to ROTATE.

Go above and beyond.

Be able to rotate FAST. Rotate SLOW. Rotate UNDER LOAD. Rotate in the GYM. Rotate on the GOLF COURSE.

Continue exposing your body to more rotation.

Progressively increasing the speeds, loads, and volumes that you are rotating with.

Getting better at something often boils down to just DOING THAT THING a ton and with different variations.

Here's what you should do to rotate more...

ROTATION WALL TOUCHES - 1x50 each side


PVC RAPID ROTATIONS - 3x5-10 seconds


Carter Schmitz

Founder and Head Coach -


Carter is a strength and conditioning coach out of the Milwaukee area working with athletes, in-person and virtually. Having helped hundreds of athletes, ranging from the middle school to the professional level and beyond, Carter brings a breadth of experience and knowledge to every athlete he works with. He launched in the summer of 2021 to help empower golfers to greater performance and longevity.

Carter believes ALL golfers are athletes, and they should be training accordingly.

Become a SCRATCH Athlete today, and start training like the ATHLETE you are!


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