Using Your Lower Body Correctly In The Golf Swing (Video)
Using Your Lower Body Correctly In The Golf Swing (Video)

One of the other areas that we initially talked about in this series of videos about what might be causing us to sky the golf ball was having an inactive lower half; as in a lower body that wasn’t quite doing enough which in turn translate to a slightly overactive upper body; an upper body that’s swinging down on the golf ball with too much of hands and norms and effectively getting a bit choppy. A bit choppy on the golf ball is going to cause us to be too steep coming in to the ball leading in with a top edge of the golf club that shoots the ball too high and can potentially sky your driver. So here’s a really great exercise to make sure your lower body is working with you during the downswing which in effect will stop you getting too hands and norms and too choppy.

So during the set up, only to feel how your body weight nice and 50-50 left and right foots, you make a nice little backswing, you engage a bit of body weight in to your right side, maybe 60-40 something like that, so you’ve to your right side. Now historically if you are choppy, you might have chopped on the golf ball and then you felt like your bottom half didn’t do any weight transferring at all or did a very small amount but something left too much body weight back here. Now this exercise, it’s a really push off on that rear leg, drive that rear hip forwards and actually take a little step forwards. So we are going to go ahead and swing through and take a little step forwards. So if I go ahead and hit this ball I'm not going to hit it full power but I'm going to focus on my hip rotation through the ball and I can really come round on to my front leg and feel it. If I did that there’d be absolutely no body weight on my back leg at all if my body weight comes forwards. So I get the habit of practicing this on the driving range, turning my hips aggressively and letting my right foot come up with me. Now ultimately when you do this for real on the golf course, you probably wouldn’t want that right leg to actually leave the ground all apart from the tip toe. You only kind of leave the tip toe on the ground turning the hip but let the heel come up actually having this coming forwards probably deemed to be a little off balance. But having said that if you are going to take a step in one direction, I’d rather you step forwards than backwards. So if you find yourself stepping off the ball and falling backwards, that’s quite a serious problem in the golf swing. So there’s a practice drill for you to make sure you don’t get too steep and choppy in skying the ball. You are going to swing back, take a little step forwards and hold that balance on that front leg. Learn to that to do that without right foot, learn to do that without lower body and that should stop you from skying the ball.
2016-07-27

One of the other areas that we initially talked about in this series of videos about what might be causing us to sky the golf ball was having an inactive lower half; as in a lower body that wasn’t quite doing enough which in turn translate to a slightly overactive upper body; an upper body that’s swinging down on the golf ball with too much of hands and norms and effectively getting a bit choppy. A bit choppy on the golf ball is going to cause us to be too steep coming in to the ball leading in with a top edge of the golf club that shoots the ball too high and can potentially sky your driver. So here’s a really great exercise to make sure your lower body is working with you during the downswing which in effect will stop you getting too hands and norms and too choppy.

So during the set up, only to feel how your body weight nice and 50-50 left and right foots, you make a nice little backswing, you engage a bit of body weight in to your right side, maybe 60-40 something like that, so you’ve to your right side. Now historically if you are choppy, you might have chopped on the golf ball and then you felt like your bottom half didn’t do any weight transferring at all or did a very small amount but something left too much body weight back here. Now this exercise, it’s a really push off on that rear leg, drive that rear hip forwards and actually take a little step forwards. So we are going to go ahead and swing through and take a little step forwards. So if I go ahead and hit this ball I'm not going to hit it full power but I'm going to focus on my hip rotation through the ball and I can really come round on to my front leg and feel it. If I did that there’d be absolutely no body weight on my back leg at all if my body weight comes forwards. So I get the habit of practicing this on the driving range, turning my hips aggressively and letting my right foot come up with me. Now ultimately when you do this for real on the golf course, you probably wouldn’t want that right leg to actually leave the ground all apart from the tip toe. You only kind of leave the tip toe on the ground turning the hip but let the heel come up actually having this coming forwards probably deemed to be a little off balance. But having said that if you are going to take a step in one direction, I’d rather you step forwards than backwards. So if you find yourself stepping off the ball and falling backwards, that’s quite a serious problem in the golf swing. So there’s a practice drill for you to make sure you don’t get too steep and choppy in skying the ball. You are going to swing back, take a little step forwards and hold that balance on that front leg. Learn to that to do that without right foot, learn to do that without lower body and that should stop you from skying the ball.