How Can My Right Leg Help Me Hit The Golf Ball Further? Video
The question is how can my right leg help me hit the ball further. Well basically the right leg is a driving mechanism so as you actually come into the ball the right leg is there trying to drive you into the golf ball. Now as senior golfers maybe we’re thinking I can't do that because I don’t know what age you are but I'm 50 years of age and I know as I get older I can't drive that right leg in quite as much as I used to do. But what we’re going to do, we’re going to show you a simple way of getting this right leg to actually do the work without actually thinking about it. So what we’re going to do is think about the right leg is going to the work then we’re going to think about the hips. So when we set up to the golf ball I want you to set yourself up and I want you to concentrate on just turning your hip so from here how far do we turn the hips? As little as this; 45 degrees.
Now you might think how is that going to help me with my right leg, let me show you. If you take the club back and take the hips through 45 degrees, can you see how the weight is shifting; it was 50-50 watch how the weight shifts. The weight is now stored in my right leg. As I bring the club back down, my hips start to go back to where they started at the square, where has my weight gone? It’s now driving back. At this stage now, because I’ve now got the momentum, my club head speed is going say 60 to 70 miles per hour, normal for a senior golfer. What happens now that momentum will carry me through from this position to this position and surprise, surprise we were talking right at the beginning about the right leg.
But we’re not going to focus on what we would teach maybe to an 18 year old who’s trying to drive that right leg in, think about the hips. Now let me just show you these hips again and watch how simple this right leg comes through. It’s going to drive through the ball but I'm not thinking about it; hips. So from here, the same set up, now think about here just gentle, turn your hips, turn your hips. Look how the weight is on my left hand side. I've got a nice extension through the ball and the belt is facing the target. So there's no effort at all, the current weight has gone through to – where is the right leg? It’s here. What has it done? It has driven me through. Did I have to think about that right leg? No.
So hopefully that’s as simple as I have hopefully made it look, from here just turn those hips as you come through focus on turning your hips through the ball. And if you turn your hips, this has to come through because it’s all connected. So hopefully you think it’s as simple as I hopefully translated it to you, all you’ve got to do now is get yourself down to the driving range, hit some balls and see the difference, look at quite incredible how quickly those results can change your whole game.