Why You Need This: In this video, you'll learn proper golf footwork.
Playing consistent golf day in and day out...
...has a lot to do with your balance.
So you'll get 4 really good balance drills.
Some of the drills are challenging...
But if you stick with them, you'll be a better, more consistent ball striker.
Put your feet together and make a super slow backswing.
You'll slowly feel your weight shift to your back foot.
In your downswing, you'll feel your weight shift to your front foot.
The slower you practice this drill, the better you'll get a feel for your weight transfer.
Do about 5 slow swings without the ball, then practice some swings a little faster.
Then hit around 20 to 30 balls with your 6 iron.
Try to go slow enough to hit the ball about 50 yards.
The goal here isn't to smoke the ball.
The goal is to feel your weight shift and work on your balance.
Do the same as in Drill #1, but only stand on your left leg and swing with just your left arm.
Go really slowly because this drill is challenging.
Do around 15 reps really slowly, then speed it up and hit a few balls.
Repeat Drill #2, but switch to your right side.
Stand on just your right leg and use only your right arm.
Finally, put everything together and add a step to the drill.
Put your feet close together...
And in your downswing, step your left leg forward as you hit the ball.
Try to do this drill as slowly as you can.
The slower you go, the better you'll improve your balance.
Remember, don't try to crush the ball.
So, if you normally hit your 7 iron 150, plan on hitting it 125 or so.
Watch this video to learn proper golf footwork...
And improve your consistency!
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Instructors Featured: Clay Ballard
Video Duration: 5:37
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Hey guys, and welcome back. Playing some good golf, being consistent, really hitting the ball well day in and day out has a lot to do with balance, nice fluidity in the swing, tempo, timing, rhythm.
Those are really going to determine how much control you have in your golf game, and how well you play from one day to the next.
So I’ve got four really good balance drills for you. If you can knock these drills out, you’re going to have great balance, you’re going to hit the ball really well, consistently.
The first one here we’re going to start off pretty easy, and all I’m going to do is just go ahead and put my feet together to where they’re actually touching each other. I’m going to put the ball right in front.
Now from here, I’m going to go really, really slow, and I’m going to do a super slow-motion takeaway and backswing. I’m going to go slow enough to where I can really feel the weight and how it moves around in my feet so I can be aware of this.
If I do this, you know, and make these fast swings, I really can’t feel what’s going on. I may be able to stay in balance pretty decently, but I’m not going to be able to feel what’s happening in my feet.
Here as you’re going into the backswing, what I want you to feel is as I start to go back, I can feel a little tiny bit of weight transferring into my right foot. So I’m really going super, super slow, and I’m turning my body as much as I can to get to the top of the backswing.
Now as I start my downswing, I’m going to sense some weight shifting into my front foot, feeling like it’s in the center of my foot there.
Then as I’m coming all the way on through, now it’s coming off my right foot, almost all the way off my right foot, nice forward shaft lean.
As I come all the way up on and around, now it’s completely onto my left foot and I’m going through the shot as much as I can. So I’m really going slow and I’m feeling that balance.
A lot of times the slower your work, the more you’re going to be able to sense this and the better you’re going to be able to control your balance. Then gradually after I’ve done that, that’s going to take a long time, maybe five swings in one minute.
Then gradually I’m going to start to speed that up just a little bit until I could hit a nice, easy shot doing that. I’m going to go ahead and do some more reps with that. Then we’re going to hit some nice, easy shots.
I’ll go ahead and do one of those, I’ve got a 6 iron here today. We’re just going to hit that about, maybe 50 or 60 yards down the fairway and I want to sense in my feet exactly what was happening when I was going really, really slow so that I can be in control.
There we go, dead solid, right down the middle of the fairway. We’re going to work on that. Do a good 20-30 reps really, really slow. As slow as you can go, sensing the feet, and then we’re just going to hit a few golf balls.
You could do these in your backyard which is a fun way to practice. Now we’re going to do the same thing with just our left leg and our left arm. So again, we’re going to go ahead and stand here on our left arm, so this is drill number two.
Or our left leg. Right leg’s in the air, right hand behind the back, and I’m going to really, really slow and try to maintain my balance all the way to the top.
This is very difficult, this is much harder than it looks, because the slower you go the easier it is to get off balance. If I go really fast I can kind of keep my balance because I’m moving around constantly.
I have to be in complete balance the slower I go as I’m moving. I’m going to go ahead and do about 10 to 15 reps nice and slow, all the way back, all the way through. So a swing should probably take a good 10 or 15 seconds as I’m doing that.
Once I’ve done that, I’m telling you, that may look easy, that is very hard. You guys will have a tough time not having to take a step every once in a while, doing those.
Once I’ve done that, then I can go a little bit faster, and then I’m going to go ahead and hit one or two shots just with the left arm only doing that. Same thing with the right foot, this is drill number three. Right foot, right hand in the exact opposite.
So again I’m going super, super slow, and this is very hard to keep my balance. I’ve really got to concentrate here to make sure I’m coming back and I’m coming through and I’m in control of this the entire time.
So as I come on through, make sure that I rotate all the way around as far as I can go without falling over, all the way on through to the shot. So you can see how my hips and my belt, my chest are facing to the target.
Again, do about 10 or 15 reps of those, get to feel like you’re feeling comfortable, nice balance there. Then we can hit some, make some more fluid swings like that, and we can go ahead and hit a few down the fairway doing that. Just 5 or 10 balls would be fine.
Then finally here what I want you to do, is a little step drill. We’re going to widen our feet, take our stance like we would normally. Feet close together, and then I’m going to step and hit. That’s a really good drill for balance.
I want you to feel like as you step, you go as slow as you can. See how slow you can make that step. Just like that, so we can’t step fast. The faster you go, the more you can cheat. You can kind of throw and move your weight around and catch your balance the faster you go.
The slower you go, the more difficult it is. Then after we’ve done those we’re going to go through those drills 10 or 15 reps, super, super slow.
Another 10 or 15 reps going a little bit faster, then you can go ahead and hit some shots and we’ll go more of a normal speed, probably 75 percent doing that nice, slow, easy step drill. There we go.
So when you’re doing the last drill, I want you to go ahead and pick out a target. Get about, if you’re hitting a 7 iron and it normally goes 150, go to about 125-130, do the step drill and try to hit it on the green.
If you normally hit it 170 go to 150, and so on. Just find your own distance, about 75 percent of your normal speed, and then try to go ahead and hit five shots that actually land on the green.
Work through those drills. I promise you guys, you’re going to have a tough time. These one arm, one leg, really, really slow drills, very, very tough.
So get in the reps, keep on practicing those. That balance is really going to help you guys to be consistent. Good luck, work hard, I’ll see you all soon.