Your bodies pivot is crucial to consistency. And if you want to get the most out of your swing you have to know what your body is doing.
Here are some quick tips to make sure you are pivoting correctly. Look in a mirror or on camera to see what your body is doing ...
... in the Back Swing:
Let your head swivel behind the ball a little.
No swaying of the hips in your rotation back.
Hips rotating on a fairly level plane.
Chest and upper body weight over your right thigh.
Left shoulder over your foot.
No straightening or buckling of the right knee.
... in the Forward Swing:
Start your forward swing from the ground up.
Your weight moves over to your left thigh.
Head is staying behind the lower body.
Hips, lower torso, upper torso, chest, shoulders and arms are rotating or pulling to the left and in that order.
Making the correct body pivot will promote proper weight shift, encourage acceleration of the club head and induce proper release of the forearms and club. These principles will result in better consistency and longer distance in your shot.