In the previous article you found the glutes are the King in the golf swing. Every good King needs a trusty Queen. In this case, the Abdominal muscles are the Queen to the Glutes. The abdominals provide stability to the lumbar spine while transfering the power from the glutes to the thoracic spine (the thoracic spine is the portion of the spine that is located along the chest cavity). The perfect way to assess your abdominal strength is to have a Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) golf fitness assessment by a certified TPI instructor. Contact Cory Schidler, a certified Titleist Performance Institute golf fitness instructor and personal trainer in Scottsdale AZ. His phone number in 480-620-3000.