An often misunderstood movement pattern in the golf swing is sway, which is simply the lateral movement of your body away from and towards your intended target. In actuality, it’s a necessary component of the golf motion, but it is often referred to as a negative.
To be athletic, ground reaction force into and out of the ground, rotation, and laterally are all needed. The term “sway” refers to the lateral. All athletes move laterally when performing their motion. The golf swing is no exception. Embrace it, and you’ll be making more rhythmic and powerful swings.