Why You Need This: In this video, you'll discover how to swing with balance.
You'll get some great drills to...
Keep your balance throughout the swing...
Get the correct weight shift...
And feel like you're in control of your swing!
These drills are great for getting rid of the herky jerky action that many golfers have.
As you improve your balance and weight shift...
Your consistency will go through the roof...
So let's get started!
Stand on your left foot only...
And practice chipping the ball 40 to 50 yards with a nice, fluid swing.
Also, make sure you hold your finish until the ball hits the ground.
Now, switch to your right foot only...
And chip the ball 40 to 50 yards.
This drill will help you improve your balance in the backswing.
Now you'll put it all together.
With both feet on the ground...
Make a full power turn and feel the weight on your backfoot.
Pause for a short period at the top of your swing...
Then transition into your downswing, sending your weight to your left foot.
Important tip: Make sure you keep your spine stable throughout your weight shift.
You should now have better balance from the reps you put in drills 1 and 2.
Hit some balls with a really slow swing and exaggerate the moves discussed in the drills.
The goal here is to get the feeling of the correct moves...
Then once you hit some regular shots, these moves will become second nature.
Watch this video now to find out how to swing with balance...
And boost your shot consistency!
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Instructors Featured: Clay Ballard
Video Duration: 5:34
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All right guys, today we’re going to talk about how to swing in balance. I’ve got some pretty cool drills here that are going to help you keep your balance throughout your swing, and get the proper weight shift, and feel like you’re in control throughout the swing.
There I was actually working on the first one, and one of the things that I see when people are going off balance in their swing is there’s a lot of jerky action. The hips are moving right and left, and the upper body’s kind of moving around.
There’s just a little bit too much movement throughout the swing. One of the best ways to tone this down at first is to work on your balance just standing on one leg.
I’m going to start with my left foot only, I’m going to stand up, put my right foot behind my body, and I’m going to take my grip with two hands.
Usually it’s easier if your ball is roughly in alignment with your left foot. Then I’m going to work on chipping some 40- and 50-yard shots, making sure that I hold my finish until the ball lands out in the distance.
We can see the towel, I’ve got it about 50 or 60 yards from here, and all I’m going to do is try to chip somewhere close to that towel as I’m making this action.
Now you’re not going to be able to take a good full swing, but we do want to make a nice, fluid, rhythmic swing. I don’t want to just be kind of hitting like this, really jerky.
I’m going to go ahead and go back and through, as far back and through as I can. I’m going to try to finish as far through as I can while still keeping my balance.
I’m going to do this, I’m going to go ahead and hit about 10 shots doing this. 10 correct shots, again it’s going to be kind of tough just to not fall over until that ball lands. There we go, right on the towel.
I carried just about two or three yards past that, and I was able to keep my balance all the way until the ball landed and rolled out. That’s really good. Now once we’ve done that, that’s great.
Our weight is going to be shifting to the left coming through contact, just like we did there. So our weight’s going to be kind of pushing on the inside of our left foot. That’s a great way to feel on the downswing, now we’re going to work on the right leg, and what we’d be feeling I the backswing.
We’re going to go ahead and do the same thing. Again, nice and fluid swing. I don’t want to get jerky at all. I want to feel like I’m completely in control, and I’m going to hold that finish all the way until that ball lands.
So almost fell over there a little bit, I want to go ahead and try to swing on through a little bit more as I continue to do it in those shots. But I did OK, landed it close to the towel, and kept my balance on my right foot.
Now what that’s going to do more than anything, is to eliminate all the really jerky action and to eliminate all the swaying out of your swing. Once we’ve done that, let’s go ahead and make this a little bit more like a real swing.
What we’re going to do here, I’m going to set up and I’m going to go to the top of the swing. What happens in the golf swing is as I load up to the right, I get a good shoulder turn. We talk about the Power Turn a lot in our system. That’s what’s really going to help you to get your distance.
But I’ve got to get these shoulders to turn, and I’m going to feel like I have weight on the inside of my right foot.
As I complete the backswing and start the downswing, the weight shifts to the inside of my left foot, I come down a little bit, and then I come all the way on through as I’m rotating all the way around.
Now my belt buckle is facing to the target, and my shoulders are actually facing over to the left of the target. So that’s going to look like this.
What I want you guys to do, is make that good, full turn, get that good full shoulder turn, and then we’re going to pause for a second, come down, and then all the way on through. We’re going to hold that finish, pause for a second, now my weight’s all the way up over my left foot.
I want to go ahead and do that same thing, and we’re going to go really, really slow again. I’m not going to hit this even though I’m making a gigantic, full shoulder turn back and through. I’m only going to hit this about to that towel which is 50 yards ahead, and this is with a 7 iron, I believe.
Let’s try that out. Again, I’m going to the top nice and slow, good shoulder turn, weight’s on the inside of my right foot. As I come down, really slow, all the way on around. My belt buckle is toward the target, my shoulders are actually pointing to the left of the target.
Again, I’m holding that finish position until it comes all the way around. So again, those are a little bit extreme, but I’m controlling my swing. I’m pausing, I’m keeping my balance, I’m going very slow so that I can be in control. Once we’ve done that, now it’s time to speed up a little bit.
We’re going to have that same idea, weight shift to the right, a little bit of a downward motion. So the hips go like this, there, down, and then up. My hips kind of go – I’m going to exaggerate here – they rotate, they go down, and then up in the follow through.
So watch that again, that’s exaggerated, but I’m just getting the overall idea there. Here’s what it would look like more in a real swing. I’m following all the way on through.
I’m working on that which you can the Power U-shape, that U-type motion with your swing, your hips, as you’re doing this, and I’m going to stay in really good balance as I hold my finish.
Now I’m taking it away from the towel, I’m going all the way down the range, and I’m going to go ahead and hold that finish. So swing to the top, good turn. Get a little shift down, all the way on through to the left.
Good finish, and I’m going to hold that finish until that ball lands and rolls the rest of the way out. Let’s go ahead and try that out. There we go, right down the middle. I’m holding the finish all the way until that ball lands.
You’ll see that my shoulders are all the way rotated around, and look at my right foot up all the way off the ground. You’re kind of holding your pose, you see the PGA Tour player on the logo, it’s holding that posing position.
Go ahead and try to recreate that. Good luck to you guys. Get that balance down and you’re going to have so much more control with your golf game.