How Do I Stack & Tilt in Golf?

By Patrick Cameron
The Stack and Tilt allows you to load up and put some real power behind your ball.
The Stack and Tilt allows you to load up and put some real power behind your ball.

The Stack and Tilt swing model has created a lot of buzz in the golf world. Invented by Michael Bennett and Andy Plumber, the Stack and Tilt espouses the traditional spine-alignment theory, focusing on shoulder turn and ball-striking location. The swing has been adapted by professional golfers and amateurs alike, looking to solidify their games, hit the ball farther and generate greater consistency. The name "Stack and Tilt" comes from the fact that, in the swing, you are stacking your shoulders over your hips while your spine is tilting.

Center your body at address. Keep your spine angle vertically straight.

Bring your hands in as you start your swing. This will start the body turn and keep your swing inside.

Remain in a solid, over-the-ball, body position. Your hips and shoulders shouldn't be moving backward or forward.

Put weight on your left leg, flexing the knee. This will set up a hard downward swing path for solid ball contact.

Use your lower body to push up at impact, generating greater velocity and force in your ball strike.

Push your torso forward immediately after impact and into your follow-through. Remain steady in your body movement, keeping your belt-line level.

About the Author

Patrick Cameron is a freelance writer with 10 years of diverse experience in consumer goods branding, promotions and retail communications. He works out of his home in Denver, Colo. He received his Bachelor of Arts in mass communication from the University of Minnesota.

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