What are stable legs golf Drill 1 (Video)
What are stable legs golf Drill 1 (Video)

Often, golfers tell me how good and consistent and smooth and easy a good golf swing looks. Sometimes, they say that about my swing, sometimes they say that about the guys on the TV, how they have really good, easy swings. It's quite important to stress to people when they're starting to play golf that golf has worked incredibly hard on not moving some things. It's not a case of we start here and we think about moving the hands and the shoulders.

We actually stand here and think quite hard about not moving some areas. One area we try to not move is the legs. Naturally, when you turn your shoulders, your hips and your legs would like to follow because that makes life easy. Everything can turn together. But as a golfer, we want to try and create some resistance. So, we create some stability by not moving the legs.

So, if you'll start playing golf and you're just thinking about shoulder rotation, this will quite often happen, where the left foot lifts in the air, the left knee moves across and the hips rotate too much. Now, in the back swing, we want to resist that. We don't want the legs to move too much. The other area of concern we have with the legs is the vertical height changes. If your legs are bobbing up and down too much, we lose the vertical height control as well, so, your legs could move laterally too much, it could move vertically too much.

Consider these to be the suspension springs in your car. If your car was consistently bounding up and down, it's not a very smooth drive up top and it's not very smooth in delivering the club to the ball at the right height. We've got a small golf ball, we've got a small part of the ball we've got to try and hit.

Now, if we're going up and down with the legs too much, trying to hit into that little gap, can be very inconsistent, so as a golfer, we work incredibly hard on keeping the legs stable. If you feel that you're inconsistent with your ball striking, the drills in this next section about stabilizing your lower half should really benefit you.

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Often, golfers tell me how good and consistent and smooth and easy a good golf swing looks. Sometimes, they say that about my swing, sometimes they say that about the guys on the TV, how they have really good, easy swings. It's quite important to stress to people when they're starting to play golf that golf has worked incredibly hard on not moving some things. It's not a case of we start here and we think about moving the hands and the shoulders.

We actually stand here and think quite hard about not moving some areas. One area we try to not move is the legs. Naturally, when you turn your shoulders, your hips and your legs would like to follow because that makes life easy. Everything can turn together. But as a golfer, we want to try and create some resistance. So, we create some stability by not moving the legs.

So, if you'll start playing golf and you're just thinking about shoulder rotation, this will quite often happen, where the left foot lifts in the air, the left knee moves across and the hips rotate too much. Now, in the back swing, we want to resist that. We don't want the legs to move too much. The other area of concern we have with the legs is the vertical height changes. If your legs are bobbing up and down too much, we lose the vertical height control as well, so, your legs could move laterally too much, it could move vertically too much.

Consider these to be the suspension springs in your car. If your car was consistently bounding up and down, it's not a very smooth drive up top and it's not very smooth in delivering the club to the ball at the right height. We've got a small golf ball, we've got a small part of the ball we've got to try and hit.

Now, if we're going up and down with the legs too much, trying to hit into that little gap, can be very inconsistent, so as a golfer, we work incredibly hard on keeping the legs stable. If you feel that you're inconsistent with your ball striking, the drills in this next section about stabilizing your lower half should really benefit you.