Stable Legs Are The Foundation Of Your Golf Swing (Video)
Stable Legs Are The Foundation Of Your Golf Swing (Video)

As golfers and golf instructors, we talk a huge amount about what the upper body is doing, what the hands and the arms are doing and what the golf clubs are doing throughout the golf swing and that's all quite important, but it's only as important as the foundations that you build it all on top of. You think about building a house, you can build a beautiful house, but if you build it on sand, the house isn’t going to last very long. So if you’ve really got to build that house on some good quality foundations and that starts with the legs and then builds up. So we’ve got to consider is when we address the golf ball, the position, the angle, the width, the flex, the hip flex, the knee flex, all these little things go to build a good stable platform. And then actually during the swing, the way the legs and particularly the feet react with the ground and the movement that creates and the weight shift that they create are all really, really key important things in terms of how we generate power.

Now, we are starting to talk a lot in golf coaching about ground force reaction, how your feet work into the ground, how you push through, we are starting to use pressure plates and sensors. And that's all encouraging as to think more and more about how the golfer reacts with the floor. So in this next little series of mini-videos – this little miniseries of the next five videos, we're going to talk how your leg stability can affect what goes on above. Remember the foundations of the house need to be strong, the same as in your golf swing.
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As golfers and golf instructors, we talk a huge amount about what the upper body is doing, what the hands and the arms are doing and what the golf clubs are doing throughout the golf swing and that's all quite important, but it's only as important as the foundations that you build it all on top of. You think about building a house, you can build a beautiful house, but if you build it on sand, the house isn’t going to last very long. So if you’ve really got to build that house on some good quality foundations and that starts with the legs and then builds up. So we’ve got to consider is when we address the golf ball, the position, the angle, the width, the flex, the hip flex, the knee flex, all these little things go to build a good stable platform. And then actually during the swing, the way the legs and particularly the feet react with the ground and the movement that creates and the weight shift that they create are all really, really key important things in terms of how we generate power.

Now, we are starting to talk a lot in golf coaching about ground force reaction, how your feet work into the ground, how you push through, we are starting to use pressure plates and sensors. And that's all encouraging as to think more and more about how the golfer reacts with the floor. So in this next little series of mini-videos – this little miniseries of the next five videos, we're going to talk how your leg stability can affect what goes on above. Remember the foundations of the house need to be strong, the same as in your golf swing.