Say Yes – Front Foot Stability

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Paul Wilson

Paul Wilson is the creator of Swing Machine Golf and founder of Ignition Golf. Paul's golf swing technique is based on the Iron Byron swing machine. YouTube Channels: Paul Wilson Golf and Ignition Golf Tips. Please Join me on Google+

8 Responses to “Say Yes – Front Foot Stability”

  1. Hi Paul.The left foot swivel has always been a problem for me and I’ve never seen or read much instruction on why it happens. One major problem for me is I frequently hit a very good shot although the front foot has rotated to the left. I realize no successful pro exhibits this swing defect so I appreciate your drills to correct it. In my case, I think the attempt to rotate the right hip improperly causes the left foot rotation. Swinging in slow motion should create the proper habit.

    thanks, Ron

    • Ron,

      It happens because you don’t have enough weight on this foot through impact. If you have the majority of weight on this foot you cannot twist it.

      You really need to do the easy swings and feel your weight distribution through impact. Just make sure you are feeling 70+ % of your weight on the forward foot as you hit the ball. This would take quite a few slow easy swings or drills to master this new feeling. Also, do the practice swings at home.

      Here are tips on this subject.

      Forward Foot: https://ignitiongolf.com/follow-through-forward-foot/
      Stop Twisting Front Foot: https://ignitiongolf.com/stop-twisting-front-foot/

      You can also turn this foot in as you hit balls. Be careful though as this may cause a slide through impact.

  2. May 16, 2017

    Roy

    Paul,

    Very pertinent tip as usual.on videotape I note that I begin to turn my foot out at the initiation of my down swing. Would that be a weight shift problem.

    Roy

    • Roy,

      I just replied to Ron about this same subject. Here is my reply. It will apply to you too:

      It happens because you don’t have enough weight on this foot through impact. If you have the majority of weight on this foot you cannot twist it.

      You really need to do the easy swings and feel your weight distribution through impact. Just make sure you are feeling 70+ % of your weight on the forward foot as you hit the ball. This would take quite a few slow easy swings or drills to master this new feeling. Also, do the practice swings at home.

      Here are tips on this subject.

      Forward Foot: https://ignitiongolf.com/follow-through-forward-foot/
      Stop Twisting Front Foot: https://ignitiongolf.com/stop-twisting-front-foot/

      You can also turn this foot in as you hit balls. Be careful though as this may cause a slide through impact.

  3. Good common sense ,Paul .You first heve to find a position of the left foot when you turn on the left leg which feels not too much incomfortable for your left knee.It may be 20°,30° or 45° of splay.If you are very supple (Some PRO’s on the Tour are !)the left foot remains at right angles to the target line
    Obviously JORDAN SPIETH is not the example to follow ,he rolls on the outside of his left foot .I seem to remember that GREG NORMAN used to do that also.

    • Raymond,

      I want the weight to roll to the outside of the left foot but not until you hit the ball. The only way to keep it perfectly flat is is the stance is quite wide. This is referenced in George Knudson’s book how he got it. I just don’t like a wide stance.

  4. Paul,Narrow stances were in favor a long Time ago .THE best known proposent was BOBBY JONES and his beautiful flowing swing .
    I watched carefully THE 2017 BYRON NELSON INVITATIONAL .THE players who came on top ,BILLY HORSCHEL ,JASON DAY ,JAMES HAHN ,JASON KOKRAK had all fairly wide stances .They get away with it because they are very flexible and rotate their upper body without being hindred .This OF course is not applicable to lesser players such as me .We have to adopt narrower stances out OF lack OF flexibility and Power to generate THE turn .

    • Raymond,

      Not sure why they do it. Maybe they were told or just had a side stance since they were younger. For me, I hit it way shorter with a wide stance. Can’t drive my legs hard at all.

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