DRILL – Lift Heel For 2 Weeks

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Paul Wilson

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19 Responses to “DRILL – Lift Heel For 2 Weeks”

  1. November 22, 2013


    How much of an increase in swing speed can be expected when doing this drill for two weeks?

    • Paul Wilson

      November 23, 2013

      Paul Wilson


      This would depend on how fast you increase the leg drive as well as how lose your wrists are plus other factors. When I first did this I saw a 50+ yard increase. This was when I was 15 or 16. From that point on I never stopped doing it.


      Power: How I Got Power In My Swing: http://ignitiongolf.com/power-dig-foot-in/

  2. November 22, 2013



  3. November 22, 2013


    Paul,Lifting the left Heel comes naturally if you
    (a) move your Weight from the back leg to the front leg
    (b) rotate fully your hips
    Isn’t so?

    • Paul Wilson

      November 23, 2013

      Paul Wilson


      If this was the case why are 90+ percent of all golfer flat footed when they hit the ball. Surely, there can’t be that many people not shifting and turning. Unfortunately, the great majority of people do not turn nor shift. I need them to manually lift the heel.

  4. November 22, 2013


    Sorry ,I should have written the right Heel ,of course !

  5. Hi Paul, when you say to touch the legs are you not saying to shift the weight to the left side and so why not just put your weight on the left side. Also, other sites all say a short lateral move left then a turn to clear the hips. Does touching the legs or pushing off on the right foot the same thing? But how can it be? Thanks Michelle

    • Paul Wilson

      November 23, 2013

      Paul Wilson


      I do not have to tell you to shift your weight. You are going to end up on the very tip of your back big toe when you are finished right? If so, your weight would have had to have shifted. See, I can make things happen without you even thinking about it. If you are thinking about shifting when are you thinking about turning. Remember, you only have 1/4 of a second from the top to impact. You blink your eyes in .33 of a second.

  6. November 22, 2013


    I would assume this might be a good routine to follow during a round where you take some practice swings before you actually set up to hit the ball. Similar to practice swings with rolling your wrists early to help square the club when you take your actual swing, I would think the feeling of lifting your right heal during practice swings has a better chance of carrying through to the actual swing.


    • Paul Wilson

      November 23, 2013

      Paul Wilson


      This would be a good thing to do in practice swings to get you feeling your leg drive. Give it a shot.

  7. November 22, 2013


    Why does the heel come off the ground more with the driver and less with irons.


  8. December 1, 2013


    Paul, Silly question, but do you notice more creases in the front toe of your right shoe than the left one. My new shoes are very different looking after a month of use. I am concentrating on touching my knees and can lift my right toe after shots. Does that seem to make sense to you?

    • Paul Wilson

      December 1, 2013

      Paul Wilson


      I do notice this but I use this the right foot/toe to trigger my swing. If you are getting on the very tip of your back toe then you do not need to worry about it (unless it is really wearing out compared to the other one). This occurs because there is a bend in this shoe just before you get onto the tip of the toe. The left foot never bends like this so it looks quite new when compared to the right.

  9. Hey Paul,

    Looking for more distance I did the heel lift drill for about two hours yesterday. I mean LIFT I made sure my right toe was the only part of my foot on the ground ann turned my hips as fast as I could.

    Now getting late out here in San Diego I loaded up and went to an open hole tee on a par five. Lined up took a practice swing with the big heel lift and turn addressed the ball and swung!

    I hit the ball well over 200 yards about 60 yards right so far out of bounds over trees and into a parking lot adjacent to the course!

    Unbelievable I have not sliced or faded the ball in the last six months. I teed up a second ball slowed everything down and hit again same thing out of bounds. Took some slow breaths tried again out of bounds into the parking lot?

    Got off the course too late to go back to the range went home growling.

    What have I done? Heading to the now new day but do not know what to expect?


    • JayJay,

      1. You did a drill for 2 hours thinking you got it.

      2. You worked on your swing on the course.

      3. You did not know that the face was open as you hit these shots.

      4. You increase only the rotational speed of your body without rolling the wrists first (I recently did a tip on this).
      Watch: Release Progression: http://ignitiongolf.com/release-progression/

      5. You cared about missing 2 shots.

      So roll never do this again. Roll your wrists first and get it hooking. Then and only then do you try to increase the rotational speed of your body so it matches your new release.

      Work on this on the range NOT on the course.

  10. January 7, 2015


    I was just wondering how I know when I am using my hips correctly. I have been practicing many of the rotational drills for weeks. Also I turn my hips quickly and eventually they stop turning in the downswing so my upper body can catch up. What am I doing wrong?

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