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  • Driving Stance. At Impact and the effect of Feet.

    My Question is:
    At the Moment of impact though the club head connecting with the ball, my feet look like they move a lot. Take for example this Picture Attached below. This is Nano Seconds after contact with the ball, how important is it to have a flatter left foot and a power pushing right foot? I know a Great swing is made from the feet up so any incite would be appreciated.


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    Re: Driving Stance. At Impact and the effect of Feet.

    Your left foot is fine - shows your weight is transfering properly. But your right foot should not be off the ground the way it is. I suspect you're actually starting your downswing, or left transfer, by raising the right heel. Try to keep it on the ground. At impact, your right foot should still be essentially grounded, rolling to the left (a bit like your left foot in the picture), with the heel maybe very slightly off the ground at this point.

    I know raising the rigth heel, as in your picture, can feel powerful and you can hit shots flush - but not all the time. I believe you actually leak power most of the time by raising the heel like that. Also, you're likely to be losing balance as the right foot will throw the right hip. You need a lot of compensations to hit the ball well all of the time if you do that.

    It may take a bit of practice to keep the right foot grounded more. Try it slowly and see if you notice the difference, particularly through the ball.

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    • #3
      Re: Driving Stance. At Impact and the effect of Feet.

      Contrary to what others may say, I think your positions are fine. Don't change anything. I do think you could use a bit more lag with the right wrist but thats just my take on it.
      Don't listen to micro managers and nit pickers.

      Originally posted by lexmacar View Post
      My Question is:
      At the Moment of impact though the club head connecting with the ball, my feet look like they move a lot. Take for example this Picture Attached below. This is Nano Seconds after contact with the ball, how important is it to have a flatter left foot and a power pushing right foot? I know a Great swing is made from the feet up so any incite would be appreciated.

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      • #4
        Re: Driving Stance. At Impact and the effect of Feet.

        Originally posted by takinitdeep View Post
        Contrary to what others may say, I think your positions are fine. Don't change anything. I do think you could use a bit more lag with the right wrist but thats just my take on it.
        Don't listen to micro managers and nit pickers.
        Interesting reply; "Don't change anything".... oh, other than the right wrist a bit.....

        Anyway, he asked the question, so I guess he's prepared to listen.

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        • #5
          Re: Driving Stance. At Impact and the effect of Feet.

          In Tiger's "How I Play Golf" book, he says that given how far his hips have rotated at impact, there's no way he could keep his right heel on the floor without back injury, and that his right foot necessarily comes off the floor through impact as a result of his body position

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          • #6
            Re: Driving Stance. At Impact and the effect of Feet.

            That's a good reply bulldog. I hadn't really notice how far the hips are turned - practically facing the target. On that basis, raise the heel!

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            • #7
              Re: Driving Stance. At Impact and the effect of Feet.

              I used to have that problem with foot movement and my right foot always ended up turning 90o after impact. Sometimes I even ended up where the right foot had me walking away and I could not do anything about it.

              Unaware to being a solution, I started working on a bump of the left hip as well as a pull of the butt on my downswing. When I got this going, the bump of the hip seemed to encourage the left foot to hold firm and solid as well as giving me an extra few yards up the fairway. Whether this has anything to do with the steadier left foot or not, I dont know.

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