Why You Need This: In this video, "Golf Balance Drill | Easy Step By Step Progression"...
You're going to get an awesome drill if you've been struggling to keep your balance throughout the swing.
I've discovered a way to solve this with a super simple training aid...
A 1/2" wooden dowel rod you can get from any home improvement store.
You'll see how I progress through a series of drills using this one device.
At the end of the drills, you'll understand where your balance is across your feet...
From front to back and side to side...
And you'll be able to use my "quadrant system" to find out exactly where your weight should be throughout the swing.
Check out this video now because inconsistent balance leads to inconsistent ball striking!
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Instructors Featured: Clay Ballard
Video Duration: 4:54
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Hi guys, and welcome back. I’ve got an absolutely great drill for those of you who are struggling to keep your balance throughout the swing.
We can solve this with one simple solution, it’s about a half inch, this wooden dowel. You can get these from most of your hardware stores, your home improvement stores, and we’re going to use this to teach us balance in the golf swing, and I’ve got a great set of drills for you guys.
The first thing we’re going to do is we’re going to go ahead and lose the club, and I’m just going to stand on this rod. I want to put that right in the crease of the back of my shoe, that way it’s basically centered in my foot.
Now I can feel if my weight is going toward my heels or my toes, or if it’s going right or left, I really have a sense of where my weight’s going to be.
So first off, if we’re looking down, I want us just to transfer our weight forwards and backwards. Now I’ve got my toes up in the air, all my weight is on my heels. Then I’m going to do the opposite where I put all my weight on the toes and the heels are up in the air.
I’m simply just going to rock back and forth until I feel nice and balanced from both heel to toe. Now I’ve got my balance from front to back, we’re going to go ahead and do side to side now too.
This is going to give us great awareness of where our weight is, actually in our feet, we want to be sensing those in our feet.
So if I rock to the right, now I’m going to feel weight on the outside of my right foot, just on the outside here. I’m going to feel weight on the inside of my left foot.
I’m not worried about making a golf swing, or anything that resembles a golf swing right now, we’re just feeling where our weight is in our feet. I’m going to do the opposite here, and again I’m balanced from front to back, and now I’m going left side of the foot, inside of the right foot.
We can rock back and forth doing this, and the I want you to find your complete balance there too. Now you should be completely balanced on the rod, and now we’re going to work on a series of drills that are going to help us to move our feet and move the pressure in our feet now that we’ve got a good sense for this.
Let’s go ahead and start out, really simple drill for you guys.
All right, so now we’re going to picture our feet in four different quadrants. Now we have the rod is splitting into front and back, and then we also have left foot and right foot. My left toe or the left ball of my foot is going to be quadrant number one.
Quadrant number two is going to be my back-right heel. So one and two are going to work together, and what I’m going to do is I’m going to go ahead and set up like I’m going to hit a golf shot here.
As I go to the top of my swing, or when I would be making my full shoulder turn, I want to feel my weight in the inside of my back-right foot. So I’m not feeling very much pressure on my toe at all, and I’m going to feel weight on the inside of my front left foot.
So let me grab my club and I’ll actually point to this, and I’ll highlight this on camera too. As I turn back, I’m going to feel pressure here, inside of the right foot, and just on the front inside of my left foot. That’s in the backswing, that’s as I’m getting my good shoulder turn going back.
As I start to come down, now I’m going to pause at impact for you. Let’s imagine I’m going to sit here and pause, as I’m coming down and hitting this ball.
Now I’m going to be in quadrant three we’ll call it, which would be the inside of the right front foot, the right toe, right ball of the foot, and I’m going to be my left heel, inside of my left heel, that’s going t be quadrant number four.
Going back again, I’m one and two, coming down to impact I’m three and four, and from here, I want to feel like inside of my right foot and just on the inside to the middle of my left ankle.
Now as I come all the way to the finish, we’re going to be completely on the left foot. I’m going to feel like most of my pressure is in quadrant four and just the tip of my toe is going to be on the ground with my right foot, so my right heel’s coming all the way up off the ground.
I want you to go ahead and do about 100 repetitions of this going heel to toe going back, heel to toe coming through to contact, and then eventually all the way up to the toe as I’m coming through there.
Again, I want you to pause at impact every single time and make sure you’re on your left ankle, your left heel, and the inside of your right toe as you’re actually contacting the ball. Then we’re going to come all the way on through.
All right, we’re going to lose the ball here for a few more repetitions, I want you to do 100 more feeling like you get the exact same pressure points in your feet, and I’m going to do those while swinging a club and be nice and balanced as I’m doing that. So I can really feel where I am, where my feet pressure is in relationship to the rod.
Once we’ve done that, we’re a couple hundred repetitions in, we’re feeling pretty good. We’ve got nice balance, you can go ahead and take this to the range.
I recommend sticking a tee under the ball, that way you can tee it up the exact same spot every time, and that’s going to allow you to hit ball after ball without having to move around the dowel and the stick.
I’m going to go ahead and try to get the same pressure points as I’m making these full swings. All right, so hit that one pretty solid, good weight transfer.
Work on this drill, you’re going to have great balance.