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Thursday, December 23, 2021

A Simple Footwork Drill (Video)

My last two posts have focused on the swings of Jack Nicklaus and Sam Snead. Today I decided to round out this trilogy of videos with a drill that gives you a new way to feel the basics of their footwork. It's a short video but you might find it helpful.

The basic idea here is that power hitters have always tended to lift their lead heel in their backswing but, if you were taught to keep that lead foot glued flat to the ground, it can feel a bit awkward. This drill has you lift your lead heel very slightly at address and keep it off the ground until you change direction at the top of your backswing.

I know this sounds a bit strange but the lift is so slight that it may be enough to teach you the feel of rocking your swing from foot to foot without swaying. And when you've got good footwork it's much easier to create a relaxed swing with a big arc that generates a lot of clubhead speed. It's simple enough to try and see if it works for you.

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