Should Senior Golfers let their Left Heel Lift during their Golf Swing (Video)
Should Senior Golfers let their Left Heel Lift during their Golf Swing (Video)

Well, the question is I get asked so many times by the senior golfers, should I lift, should I lift my left heel? Well, the answer is as I supposed in the textbook; no, you shouldn't do. But at some times no isn’t the right word. Sometimes it’s yeah go on. So let's talk about should I lift that left heel. If I lift my left heel what happens is that the body will go up and what goes up, yeah you guessed it, it has to come back down. And if we come back down we tend to hit down. We smother the shot. We hit the ground behind the ball. We should call the fats or a heavy shot, or we hit the top half of the ball and we top it, or we thin it which the low ball fly out when it goes on in the ground. So ideally we don't, really want your heel to come up the ground.

But we're senior golfers, so our flexibility isn't how it was 20 years ago. So if it means by lifting that left heel, that encourages that swing to be a little bit longer than what it would be because you haven’t got that flexibility and you don't encounter the problems I've just mentioned. Well stick with it. If it's not broken, don't try and fix it. But if you find yourself lifting that heel and you encounter those problems then what we like you to do ideally is just to focus on this left foot not lifting, but just rocking on the inside okay. So a roll or rock on the inside of left foot is nice, no problem with that at all, but a left ideally no. But remember what I've just said to you if it works for you, that's great.
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Well, the question is I get asked so many times by the senior golfers, should I lift, should I lift my left heel? Well, the answer is as I supposed in the textbook; no, you shouldn't do. But at some times no isn’t the right word. Sometimes it’s yeah go on. So let's talk about should I lift that left heel. If I lift my left heel what happens is that the body will go up and what goes up, yeah you guessed it, it has to come back down. And if we come back down we tend to hit down. We smother the shot. We hit the ground behind the ball. We should call the fats or a heavy shot, or we hit the top half of the ball and we top it, or we thin it which the low ball fly out when it goes on in the ground. So ideally we don't, really want your heel to come up the ground.

But we're senior golfers, so our flexibility isn't how it was 20 years ago. So if it means by lifting that left heel, that encourages that swing to be a little bit longer than what it would be because you haven’t got that flexibility and you don't encounter the problems I've just mentioned. Well stick with it. If it's not broken, don't try and fix it. But if you find yourself lifting that heel and you encounter those problems then what we like you to do ideally is just to focus on this left foot not lifting, but just rocking on the inside okay. So a roll or rock on the inside of left foot is nice, no problem with that at all, but a left ideally no. But remember what I've just said to you if it works for you, that's great.