Originally posted on Smash Golf Blog July 22, 2009 – edited for updating purposes.
There is a misconception about the whole “Clearing the Hips” thing in golf. Apparently, you only have to think about it to do it. Wrong.
You can’t clear the hips on the down swing if you’re not properly set up to do it. At least, you can’t do it without hurting yourself or making major compensatory moves.