We've been getting quite a few questions about Stack And Tilt™ since we started the site so we've assembled a short list of some of the most common ones. If you don't see the question you have answered below, please feel free to Contact Us and ask!
A. Stack And Tilt™ refers to the two major positions that the body is in throughout the swing. Prior to takeaway, the shoulders are level and directly in-line over the hips or "stacked" over them. The tilting refers to the change in the spine's tilt in the backswing and followthrough.
A. The swing has two basic motions. The first is a "tilt" to the left on the backswing and then a standing up stretch after impact. The standing up stretch begins prior to impact and continues as the hips keep turning and maintaining their speed.
A. No. For a golfer to have a reverse pivot, the player would have to have their body weight moving toward the target on the backswing and then away from the target on the follow through. This never happens with Stack And Tilt™. The player starts with his weight 55 percent left and 45 percent right at setup and that only ever continues in favor of the left hand side. In other words, the player starts slightly on his left hand side and is ever increasing that as the swing progresses. Since there is never a backward weight shift after impact, it would be impossible for the golfer to reverse pivot.
A. The flying wedge is the angle established in the right wrist at setup. In the Stack And Tilt™ swing, this angle is never, ever released. Any throwing of the club or flipping of the hands will throw the club off line. To prevent this from happening in the Stack And Tilt™ swing, the golfer must be moving his hips towards the target and the rotating the body through to the finish to keep the "flying wedge" intact.
A. At the midpoint between hips and your shoulders are your Stack And Tilt™ "swing centers" and you "stack" them at address. You should feel as if your weight 55 percent left/45 percent right.
A. Most golfers come into the ball with too shallow of a descent and too often hit the ball with an ascending blow. This is caused mostly by a weight shift to the right and then an inability to shift the weight back to the left. Consequently, descent is shallow, with the low point behind the ball. This problem prevents them from taking divots at or in front of the ball. "Stacking the tilt" is the first step to getting the descent steep enough.
A. Yes, but with Stack And Tilt™ this movement is always towards the target and never away. This reduces many of the compensations you have to make when performing a traditional weight shift.
You're trying to hit a stationary object, and moving your head is like moving the ball. Plus, it's not necessary. Here's a quote from Nicklaus in a recent article in Golf World: "I don't believe in a lateral shift. I believe in staying on the ball."
A. Once you learn the Stack And Tilt™ fundamentals, you will have the knowledge to purposefully hit any type of shot you wish but the basic Stack And Tilt™ motion will produce a slight draw.