Patrick Reed: Left Foot Move Doesn’t Derail Potent Golf Swing (Video)
Patrick Reed: Left Foot Move Doesn’t Derail Potent Golf Swing (Video)

Now Patrick Reed is a good name to look at when you are looking at new young up and coming exciting golfers, people might take the game by storm over the next few years and he is certainly fulfilling his potential, his self proclaimed potential that he is a top five player in the world. I think when he said that after his first PGA Tour win, he kind of raised a few eye brows but over the last few years playing the Ryder Cup and wining a couple of more times on tour, he has really proved that maybe he knew something that we didn’t, he certainly had confidence in himself. He is not short of confidence and he is not short of little quarks in his golf swing either, he is not a big guy, certainly not a tall guy, he is quite a big guy, but he is not a tall guy. But through the ball he generates massive club head speed and that manifests itself in a little quirky movement of his left foot, now this is definitely not something to go out and copy. In fact if you’ve got this move in your golf swing, I’ll go to further say you probably need to look at another way of getting through the ball there is probably a flaw in your technique somewhere, by having said that it works for Patrick Reed. Maybe the only one other player that might have something similar is Bubba Watson, but then Bubba Watson is left handed version so it’s the other foot.

But Patrick Reed sets up to the ball quite a conventional fashion, not an unconventional backswing necessarily but then though the ball the left foot will jump back a good to the six inches eight inches, it may be jumps to a whole other foot back you know just slides across the ground, almost like he is not wearing spikes, like he’s got a soft sole trainer shoes on him, or something like that. But in reality what happens to make that foot move back, is it just gets very light, if his shoe is heavy it will stick into the floor and the spikes won't let it move, but for Patrick Reed as he jumps through the ball, his left foot – his left gets light and it kind of hawks back out of the way here, its a quite a strange thing to feel, because at that point in the golf swing everyone is telling you, you should be heavy on your left side. He snaps his hips and straightens his left side so aggressively, the left leg actually jumps back out of the way and for most golfers at that position that fall forwards but he holds his balance. So not a swing I would want you to copy in fact something I’d want you to guard against during your golf swing is too much excessive left foot movements, try and keep your left foot heavy to maintain your balance, but it works for Patrick Reed and we don’t know how good this guy could be, maybe he is a future world number one. [playerProfile url="http://golf-info-guide.com/pga-players/patrick-reed/"][/playerProfile]
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Now Patrick Reed is a good name to look at when you are looking at new young up and coming exciting golfers, people might take the game by storm over the next few years and he is certainly fulfilling his potential, his self proclaimed potential that he is a top five player in the world. I think when he said that after his first PGA Tour win, he kind of raised a few eye brows but over the last few years playing the Ryder Cup and wining a couple of more times on tour, he has really proved that maybe he knew something that we didn’t, he certainly had confidence in himself. He is not short of confidence and he is not short of little quarks in his golf swing either, he is not a big guy, certainly not a tall guy, he is quite a big guy, but he is not a tall guy. But through the ball he generates massive club head speed and that manifests itself in a little quirky movement of his left foot, now this is definitely not something to go out and copy. In fact if you’ve got this move in your golf swing, I’ll go to further say you probably need to look at another way of getting through the ball there is probably a flaw in your technique somewhere, by having said that it works for Patrick Reed. Maybe the only one other player that might have something similar is Bubba Watson, but then Bubba Watson is left handed version so it’s the other foot.

But Patrick Reed sets up to the ball quite a conventional fashion, not an unconventional backswing necessarily but then though the ball the left foot will jump back a good to the six inches eight inches, it may be jumps to a whole other foot back you know just slides across the ground, almost like he is not wearing spikes, like he’s got a soft sole trainer shoes on him, or something like that. But in reality what happens to make that foot move back, is it just gets very light, if his shoe is heavy it will stick into the floor and the spikes won't let it move, but for Patrick Reed as he jumps through the ball, his left foot – his left gets light and it kind of hawks back out of the way here, its a quite a strange thing to feel, because at that point in the golf swing everyone is telling you, you should be heavy on your left side. He snaps his hips and straightens his left side so aggressively, the left leg actually jumps back out of the way and for most golfers at that position that fall forwards but he holds his balance. So not a swing I would want you to copy in fact something I’d want you to guard against during your golf swing is too much excessive left foot movements, try and keep your left foot heavy to maintain your balance, but it works for Patrick Reed and we don’t know how good this guy could be, maybe he is a future world number one. [playerProfile url="http://golf-info-guide.com/pga-players/patrick-reed/"][/playerProfile]