Why You Need This: Today's video will teach you how to "Swing in Balance."
One of the common flaws I see when watching non-professionals swing a golf club is improper balance.
Do you struggle with consistent contact?
You might not be balanced throughout your swing.
After you've finished your swing, is your weight on your back foot?
The lesson from today's video is one that I think everyone can benefit from.
Whether your swing is perfectly balanced, or if you have a reverse pivot, you can benefit from these drills to better your balance.
It's so difficult to make consistent contact with the golf ball if you don't have balance in your swing.
The best part is these drills can be done from wherever you're reading this email right now.
Improve your balance and your consistency will follow suit.
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Instructors Featured: Clay Ballard
Video Duration: 7:10
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I have got an awesome balance for you today. It’s a work-along video, so stand up out of your chair right now.
Grab a golf club if you have one, follow these step by step drills and I promise you, if you do these, by the end of this video in just a few short minutes, your balance is going to be better in your golf swing.
Let’s go ahead and get started.
All right, so step number one, we’re going to learn to feel the balance better in our feet from heel to toe, and then left to right kind of rolling the foot in and out.
Then we’re going to add each foot separately, do each foot separately, add both of those together, and then work on a completely balanced golf swing.
Let’s start out with the left foot. Now what we would like to do here, is go ahead and have your right foot up in the air. If you can do this with only one foot on the ground, that would be ideal.
If you need a little bit more balance, you can either put your right toe barely touching the ground to give you a slightly more balanced, or you can hold onto something with your opposite arm.
That way you can have a little bit more balance while you’re doing this. Ideally, if you do these a few times, or you do these on a daily basis, just takes a couple minutes, and eventually we’re going to get where we can just do this with just one foot.
So here’s how this is going to happen. I’m going to balance where I feel like my weight is centered on the middle of my left foot.
If this is my foot, I want the weight to be going right down into the middle. It’s not heel or toe, it’s not inside or outside.
Once I find that balancing point, I want to start to rock forwards and rock back, we’re going to do six total rocks.
So that would be one, there’d be number two, number three, we’re really just learning to find that balance nice and slow, really sense where that is inside your foot.
You’re going to be wobbling around a little bit, it’s not going to be perfect, but I just want you to get the sense of that forward and backward rocking.
Again, if you need to have something to balance on, use that opposite arm, is really going to help. Now from there, that’s that heel and toe, back and forth, just going this way.
Now let’s go to the outside of the foot, or where I would feel on this entire side. I want it to be balanced in the middle of my foot and on the inside of the foot.
Now you’re not going to be able to go very much on one foot, you’re barely going to feel a little bit, and then you’re going to start to lose your balance.
This is going to be most likely for somebody that needs a little bit of something to balance on with their opposite arm, completely fine. Again, do six back and forth.
Then we’re going to switch over to the right foot and do the exact same thing. Six, starting out finding the center. Now going from heel to toe, six times there. Then going inside outside, back and forth, so you can start to feel a little bit more weight shift.
Now the reason I do this is because these are very difficult. It’s not easy to do these drills. You feel like you lose your balance very, very quickly when you’re doing these.
When we put two feet on the ground now, all of a sudden, we feel very much more centered. We feel like our feet are almost suctioned to the Earth like we have a lot more grip and a lot more ability to transfer that weight in our golf swing.
So we need to find that initial balance just so we can sense where our weight is. Now from there, we’re going to go ahead and do a few practice swings here, so drop back from a golf ball. If you’re doing this in your house, just swing a club, you don’t even need a golf ball.
What I want you to feel is as my weight shifts in the backswing, I’m going to get my full weight shift to the right where my hands are somewhere around here at chest high.
Where I want to feel this, is the weight shifting to the inside of my right foot. I don’t want it to roll all the way over in my inside of my right foot to come out like this.
I want to feel like my arms and my body, my upper body, are going to the right very slightly, but my weight is staying on the inside of that foot. This is where you’re going to max that out.
Then go ahead and complete your swing after feeling that, and come through to a good, really nicely balanced finish.
So when I come to my finish there’s a couple check points here, too. This is probably the most important is getting that good finish.
I want my right toe to be touching the ground and that’s it with my right foot. I don’t want to see swings like this where most of the right foot is off the ground, but you can still see I have some weight on it.
I want that toe to be rotated all the way around. That way I’m ensured, I’m kind of balanced over this left foot.
If we’re looking at it from the left side, I’m going to go ahead and let my foot rotate open, but if I take it from the center of my ankle up through my hips, through my shoulders, through the top of my head, I want all this to be one nice straight line.
So as I come through to that finish, again, here’s my weight shift to the right. Here’s my shift to the left. Now I feel like I’m on the center of my left foot, hips shoulders, top of the head, facing the target.
Belt buckle’s going to be toward the target, and I could basically stand here all day long as I relax my arms and be completely balanced in my finish position.
Now here’s the reason this matters so much. A lot of times I’ll find players that don’t get that shift to the right in the backswing.
Maybe they stay left in the backswing, and they end up falling back to the right. That causes a lot of the body to fall back this way, to chunk behind the golf ball, to start flipping at the golf ball to get very inconsistent.
That’s all stemming from what we started on there. We have to get that shift to the right.
Number two, if I don’t balance on this left side, again, I may be coming to this left side and falling back over here in my follow through, it’s going to cause those same problems I just talked about, or even worse than that, I don’t get stacked up so I’m kind of here, and I’m bent.
I’m not really rotating on around and balancing over that left leg. I’m kind of just using all hands and arms, and that will absolutely kill your distance and your consistency.
So just doing these very simple practice swings, early shift to the right, and then the finish of a nice, balanced shift.
Hold this for at least three to five seconds before you do your next rep. Then go ahead and do six total reps with each one of those.
So we did six on the front foot, front back, left right. Six on the back foot or the right foot, front back, left right. We put both feet together, I want you to do six reps.
Weight is shifting early to the inside of the right foot. Full follow through, focusing on the right foot only at first. Six reps where I finish my full follow through, focusing on the check points of the full finish.
I have found this is one of the most important pieces of the golf swing. If I can gain my balance, and gain a good finish position, a lot of the things that are happening through impact with weight shift, with sold contact, those are going to start to line up for you.
So follow these drills, you’re going to get a ton of success.
One thing that’s really going to help to add to what we talked about today is the Stable, Fluid Spine. When you’re working on your balance, what we’re really talking about is staying fairly centered so that my eyes aren’t moving around all over the place.
As I make my backswing my eyes are fairly stable. As I make my follow through, my eyes are fairly stable and I can hit the ball much more consistently. Now the best way to do that, is the Stable Fluid Spine.
We got started on our balance today, but if you want to have that weight transfer and everything to be really, really consistent, to make that happen to where it’s completely automatic, you’re going to want to go into the Top Speed Golf System.
Go to the Stable Fluid Spine section, get your spine angle working correctly, and then when you come back and do these balance drills in the future.
You have your weight shift in the future, it’s just going to be almost automatic where you don’t ever have to think about it and you have that phenomenal weight shift.
So don’t stop here to these drills today. These are great to get you started on your balance. You want to become a master of balance and a master of consistency in your golf game?
Work through the Stable Fluid Spine, that’s going to help you a ton to get that long-lasting results. I’ll see you there.