What are stable legs golf Drill 2 Basket between knees (Video)
What are stable legs golf Drill 2 Basket between knees (Video)

So, if we're trying to work on a stable leg position to improve the consistency of your golf swing, it's quite difficult sometimes because you're trying to watch the ball and also swinging back at the same time, you can't really keep a check of what's going on with your knees. But actually, if you can fix your knees in position or make sure they can feel when they're moving, they'll move a little bit less.

So, here's a really nice exercise for you, we'll take the basket here and place it between the knees and just grip it quite firmly, just kind of give it a little bit of a squeeze. If you haven't got a basket, maybe something like a basketball or a beach ball, something of a similar size and just squeeze it in between the tops of your knees there.

From a good addressed position, now, I should be to make good little half swings. I'd stress a half swing because I don't really want to have to try and follow through. This basket exercise doesn't work so well for the follow-through. It's much more about making a good back swing. But if I can get this right in my knees here and a nice little backswing, I can see that the basket hasn't rotate too far, externally hasn't fallen out of my knees. But if I was to make a bad back swing here with too much leg action, the basket turns and then drops and it faces backwards before it falls.

So, anything where the basket is pointing too far back, I know I've involved too much leg action. If I can hit a golf ball and keep the basket quite well forwards, I can keep it in a better, more stable position, my legs aren't collapsing too far.

It's quite difficult to strike the ball really nicely, because like I stressed, you can't move through the ball. So, it might be better if you did this just with the pitching wedge, just with the ball on the tee, start off by doing five or ten swings in a mirror just looking at the stability in your legs, then take our pitching wedge on a small tee peg and just chip the ball forwards, but feel how your legs are resisting.

Then, move the basket out of the way and just make normal swings hitting the ground and feel like you've still got the basket held between your knees and you're resisting rather than using your legs too much. So, the basket drill is a great way of feeling leg stability and more consistent golf shots.

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So, if we're trying to work on a stable leg position to improve the consistency of your golf swing, it's quite difficult sometimes because you're trying to watch the ball and also swinging back at the same time, you can't really keep a check of what's going on with your knees. But actually, if you can fix your knees in position or make sure they can feel when they're moving, they'll move a little bit less.

So, here's a really nice exercise for you, we'll take the basket here and place it between the knees and just grip it quite firmly, just kind of give it a little bit of a squeeze. If you haven't got a basket, maybe something like a basketball or a beach ball, something of a similar size and just squeeze it in between the tops of your knees there.

From a good addressed position, now, I should be to make good little half swings. I'd stress a half swing because I don't really want to have to try and follow through. This basket exercise doesn't work so well for the follow-through. It's much more about making a good back swing. But if I can get this right in my knees here and a nice little backswing, I can see that the basket hasn't rotate too far, externally hasn't fallen out of my knees. But if I was to make a bad back swing here with too much leg action, the basket turns and then drops and it faces backwards before it falls.

So, anything where the basket is pointing too far back, I know I've involved too much leg action. If I can hit a golf ball and keep the basket quite well forwards, I can keep it in a better, more stable position, my legs aren't collapsing too far.

It's quite difficult to strike the ball really nicely, because like I stressed, you can't move through the ball. So, it might be better if you did this just with the pitching wedge, just with the ball on the tee, start off by doing five or ten swings in a mirror just looking at the stability in your legs, then take our pitching wedge on a small tee peg and just chip the ball forwards, but feel how your legs are resisting.

Then, move the basket out of the way and just make normal swings hitting the ground and feel like you've still got the basket held between your knees and you're resisting rather than using your legs too much. So, the basket drill is a great way of feeling leg stability and more consistent golf shots.