At our most recent Coach Camp, I had the opportunity to learn from Kevin Duffy. Kevin is trainer to a number of the world’s best golfers and shared a few of his insightful ideas pertaining to the golf swing. Watch…
Kevin advocates so much more than I’m capable of sharing with you here today, but a few of my take aways were:
We should pressure the ground in the golf swing in a similar fashion to when we walk
When walking we start with heel contact and pressure then transitions to the mid-foot, the pinkie and finally the big toe
In the backswing the trail foot works as if we were walking backwards - big toe, pinkie, mid-foot and then heel
The downswing is the opposite of the backswing with the trail foot moving from heel, to mid-foot, to pinkie and finally big toe
This may sound complex, but stand up and give this a try right now! It always amazes me when I do this how my hips rotate beautifully coming into the “strike”.
Here is a before and after image of a student I worked with recently where all we focused on was the sequence of pressure movement under each foot. You’ll not only notice how much more his hips have rotated through impact, but also how much better the arms and club face are positioned.
Give this a try the next time you head for the practice ground and let me know how things worked out.
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