A common swing fault among higher handicappers is called the ‘reverse pivot’. Sometimes called ‘reverse spine tilt’ or ‘reverse weight shift’ and is associated with other swing faults such as sway and slide. The term is not important, what’s important is to know what it is and how to minimize it.
The reverse pivot occurs in the backswing when the golfer’s back leg straightens and the body weight is shifted to the front leg and the upper body tilts toward the target. This motion inhibits amount of torque a golfer can create on the backswing because they cannot rotate their body forcing them to make compensations in their swings on the downswing.