Most club golfers would love to have the length of a tour professional. However, in an attempt to generate more power, many fall into the bad habit of swaying side-to-side during their swing and creating too much lateral movement.
Unfortunately, this can result in the reverse effect and actually decrease distance. It can also allow inconsistencies to creep in to the swing.
Creating a firm, powerful foundation with your lower body is critical to adding distance to your shots.
Next time you’re at the driving range, have a go at this simple technique, which will stabilise your base, improve your balance, and ultimately add yards to your game.
•Holding a mid-iron, stand on your leading leg (closest to the target)
•Stabilise your stance by allowing the toe of your trail foot to touch the ground
•Make some practice swings to get used to the sensation of maintaining your balance
•Once you’re comfortable, start hitting some balls and concentrate on swinging smoothly and keeping your balance
You should find, with practice, you hit the ball as far as when you have both feet flat on the ground.
The One-Legged Drill will improve your stability and therefore the speed, power and consistency you can produce with your golf swing. What’s more, this exercise will train you to rotate your hips properly through the ball.
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