What are stable legs Golf Drill 3 Kneel against a chair (Video)
What are stable legs Golf Drill 3 Kneel against a chair (Video)

Here's a lovely little drill that you can utilize to work on your leg action even when you're not at the driving range, and it's good for just spending some time at home or in the office, making sure your leg stability really works for you.

So, I've got myself a normal sort of size and height chair here. I'm just going to swing obviously without a golf club. I'm going to put my right knee, my rear knee just resting up against the back of the chair there and bring my hands down and just practice making a full shoulder rotation, but feel how my leg can stay touching against the chair with even pressure. Any sort of extension and locking of my right leg would pull my right hip and my right knee away from the chair too much.

So, I'm just making 10 swings here, just feeling how you can stay stacked over your right leg, a bit of pressure onto the instep of your right foot, but not letting that knee move out too much.

Then, do exactly the same exercise but with your front leg, so, into this position. Now, your front leg won't want to move back away from the chair, actually it's trying to move forwards, so your left leg will want to try and press down into the chair. So, just feel that again, this nice, even pressure to start with and as I make my back swing, I don't push my left knee too far forwards. It will feel like quite a restricted swing because you're not allowing yourself to turn your hips too much and your shoulder rotation gets quite tight at the top as you try and turn back but it stops your legs from moving around too much.

Again, if you can do this on a chair with the right width, you could set your feet up just either side of the legs of the chair, both legs resting against the front of the chair, try and keep even pressure through both knees. Done incorrectly, one will go forwards, one will go backwards. Less leg action, more stability through here, more control through the impact area. Then, if we were to make a proper golf swing now, maintaining the right leg flex and right leg action, you would see the legs don't get too involved. A little bit of movement is okay, but anything where this is happening too much, this chair drill will really eradicate those unstable legs.

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Here's a lovely little drill that you can utilize to work on your leg action even when you're not at the driving range, and it's good for just spending some time at home or in the office, making sure your leg stability really works for you.

So, I've got myself a normal sort of size and height chair here. I'm just going to swing obviously without a golf club. I'm going to put my right knee, my rear knee just resting up against the back of the chair there and bring my hands down and just practice making a full shoulder rotation, but feel how my leg can stay touching against the chair with even pressure. Any sort of extension and locking of my right leg would pull my right hip and my right knee away from the chair too much.

So, I'm just making 10 swings here, just feeling how you can stay stacked over your right leg, a bit of pressure onto the instep of your right foot, but not letting that knee move out too much.

Then, do exactly the same exercise but with your front leg, so, into this position. Now, your front leg won't want to move back away from the chair, actually it's trying to move forwards, so your left leg will want to try and press down into the chair. So, just feel that again, this nice, even pressure to start with and as I make my back swing, I don't push my left knee too far forwards. It will feel like quite a restricted swing because you're not allowing yourself to turn your hips too much and your shoulder rotation gets quite tight at the top as you try and turn back but it stops your legs from moving around too much.

Again, if you can do this on a chair with the right width, you could set your feet up just either side of the legs of the chair, both legs resting against the front of the chair, try and keep even pressure through both knees. Done incorrectly, one will go forwards, one will go backwards. Less leg action, more stability through here, more control through the impact area. Then, if we were to make a proper golf swing now, maintaining the right leg flex and right leg action, you would see the legs don't get too involved. A little bit of movement is okay, but anything where this is happening too much, this chair drill will really eradicate those unstable legs.