In this exercise we are not only going to warm up, we will also be rehearsing the movement needed for swinging the golf club and shifting weight correctly in the swing.

The Shoulder Rotators to Pivot Drill will not only help you learn correct body motion and synchronize the weight shift and arms. It will also help you stretch your shoulders and lower back, and build muscular endurance.

Steps for the Shoulder Rotators to Pivot Drill

  • Assume your golf stance with your club placed behind your shoulders.
  • Turn back as if you were swinging a golf club making sure that your weight shifts to the inside of your back foot and your shoulders turn so that your back is to the target.
  • Start the downswing by shifting your lower body weight towards the target, followed by your shoulders.
  • Finish in balance.
  • Return to the start position and repeat the exercise.
  • Do 8 to 10 repetitions.

This is a great drill with two benefits. It will help you warm up before you play or hit balls, and it can be a quick daily exercise to rehearse your weight shift and practice your swing


Karen Palacios-Jansen is a LPGA Class A Teaching Professional and a Certified Personal Trainer specializing in Golf Fitness. Karen serves as the National Vice President of the LPGA Teaching And Club Professionals Membership and has been voted as one of America’s “Top 50 Female Instructors” by Golf Digest magazine for 15 years and received the prestigious LPGA National Teacher of the Year award in 2008.

LPGA Teaching and Course ProfessionalsIn 2017 Karen was named by Golf Digest magazine as of the Top 50 Golf Fitness Professionals in America.

Karen Palacios-Jansen is the creator of Cardiogolf, a golf fitness program available at Cardiogolf.comKaren’s website at www.kpjgolf.com is a ‘must-see’ resource for golf and fitness instruction. We also recommend following Karen online on Twitter and Facebook.

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