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One thing which often gets overlooked within the golfing technique is how the feet can benefit and actually create a better ball strike, a better weight transfer, and a better creation of power, actually through the shot. All your strength is actually drawn from the ground almost though the feet, then through the knees the hips and to the rest of the body. So how you actually move your feet is very, very important to how successful the overall shot will be.

Now during the actual set, during the address is fairly simple, you want your feet, nice and flat to the ground, you want nice and static and you want your weight to be positioned just over the actual balls of the feet. So you don’t want it kind of moving around you don’t want your toes and heels lifting up too much at the dress.

As the swing starts, that’s when things begin to change. If we have the right amount of flexibility at the top of the swing as you turn up to the top, you want your feet again to remain quite static and quite still to the floor and grounded. If you don’t have quite the flexibility you can let your right heel come off the ground a little bit, just to allow you a little bit more shoulder turn. But in general you want to be seeing the feet nice and static to the ground. If they’re static to the ground they can draw a lot more strength upwards. So if you can turn to the top of the swing keeping the feet nice and static, nice and stable. It’s on the free swing where really all the power sight is delivered it’s where they become most active.

So with the left foot it starts to push, starts to power into the ball and just starts to turn with the hips, rise off the ground through impact, and then in the full finish position, that left toe is pointing directly down at the ground, and that will show that you’ve raised up into this full follow through position. So you want to be quite static, and quite stable to dress. You want to be nice and solid at the top of the back swing and through the ball you start to drive off that left side powering through the ball, coming up to that toe and facing down towards the target. You should be active; you shouldn’t be static during the actual down swing. So a quick example is taking it to the top, nice and still, nice and static and then powering through especially with this left side through the ball. So try and take that full movement into your game. Have a little bit of practice with of course and then try and transfer it when you’re out playing.