How Can The Position Of The Rear Leg During My Swing Effect My Golf Shots? Video
Lets talk about the position of your rear leg, that’s your right leg, due on the course of swinging and how it affects the golf ball, You know in an ideal world what would actually happen is you take the club back, and then you’ve got your setup as we go back, this leg here should remain with a slight bit of flex we’ll call it brace. So as you take the club back, you can see my knees are slightly flex and as I go back, yes as my hips turn, the leg will straighten slightly but you can see there’s definitely some flex in there that brace. So from here I’m in control, I’m in control of over where my body is going to stay.
What tends to happen when people don’t get this right, is that they tend to get themselves setup to the ball, they’re going to hit themselves a long 3-wood say we have this club in my hand and tend to go back looking for that log drive, and then go, and you can see what’s happened here, my leg has straightened because I’m going for more power in the back swing longer back swing, but look where I am, I’m nowhere near where I started, I’m now literally [Inaudible] [0:01:05] and it’s behind you, I’m over here out of position, this is no good because, from here how do I get back to the ball? With great difficulty coming back.
So when you actually take that club up, the rear leg is very, very important indeed, if it straightens, it can create all sorts of things, the first example with this I go back, I come off the balls so as I come back into the ball, what has happened is the ball then tends to drop, and as I drop I tend to smother the shot so do you find yourself out there in the golf course, topping a lot of shots, topping that as the ball going along the ground, you find yourself doing that a lot, a very, very common shot, do you find yourself actually getting underneath the ball, or the ball just goes very high, do you find yourself hitting the ball from left to right, that slice? These three shots come from a position where this leg straightens. It’s almost impossible to find somebody going into the opposite way, going back, I don’t think anybody has ever seen that, but that leg straightening as we try and get a nice back swing, you can see that the weight is now behind on my heels so I’m losing my balance so when you go back, just keep this leg a slight knee flex as you go back those hips will turn.
So let’s straighten the swing and what should happen, so here you are with a 3-wood in my hand, ball position just the same with my left heel, setting myself at my weight, 50-50 in this position, as I take the club back, as I take it back I’m going to push away my left hand and my left shoulder, pushing away with my left knee just moving slightly to the right hand side, so that knee which is facing here starts to move slightly behind the ball, and as that happens my hips start to shift and my weight starts to shift, and of course that hip will move back as my hips move slightly through 45 degrees, the shoulders go for 90. But as those hips shift back we’ve got to have a little bit of resistance. So let me show you the swing in normal speed, hopefully you'll put in the sort of measures thing thinking right. The biggest criticism that I have said, is that what we do is we tend to straighten this leg, so let’s watch this, watch this leg here I’m going to keep a slight bit of brace as I go back, there’s the flex, there is the golf shot, I’ve let the club do the work, I’m in control at impacts by going back I’ve got the shoulder turned and look at that, can you see that the hips have turned, I’ve still that slight brace in there, so a slight brace on that real leg your right leg should put you I a much, much stronger position to get much more consistent of shots.