Although the golf swing may seem to be all about the hips and upper body, the best ball hitters know how to use their feet in every swing.
Think of it this way: the goal of every swing is to hit it flush, and to achieve that you need to create as much rotation as possible. Fantastic footwork is essential here as your feet allow you to maximize the “spiral” motion of your swing, allowing you to carry more weight and increase your distances.
Another important role in the golf swing is played by the feet in shaping the shots.
While it may be an advanced strategy that many mid to high handicap players don’t even try, it is an important skill to develop if you want to improve your game.
GOLF Top 100 instructor Josh Zander shows you how to correctly use your lead foot in your golf swing.
Let’s look at Zander’s tips below.
In the video, Zander gives tips for a student who is chronically addicted to his punches.
To remedy the problem, Zander says that using the lead foot in the golf swing will go a long way in determining the position of the club face at impact. The lead base can be flared inwards or outwards.
“The more you flare, the later the face closes. “The more you balance it out, the sooner it will close,” he says.
“For example, if I’m trying to hook a hook around a tree, I stick my foot in it. But if I try to hit a fade, I’ll ride it out.”
In his student’s case, Zander mentions that the player’s lead foot was too square, causing his club face to close too early, resulting in a hook. By experimenting with the position of the lead foot at address, you will have more control over where the clubface is at impact.
“So play around with your foot flag,” Zander says. “[If you hook]Use a little more flare to allow the face to close later so that it is square rather than closed at the moment of impact.”
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