Connect with us

Instruction

WATCH: Why you should lift your left heel on the backswing

Published

on

In our all new “Lesson of the Day” video series with V1 Sports, we match a different GolfWRX member with a different V1 Sports instructor each day. It’s extremely important to both V1 Sports and GolfWRX to help golfers improve their games and shoot lower scores, and there’s no better way to do that than getting lessons. While we not only want to provide free lessons to select GolfWRX members, we want to encourage and inspire golfers to seek professional instruction. For instructions on how to submit your own video for a chance at getting a free lesson from a V1 Sports instructor as part of our Lesson of the Day series, CLICK HERE.

In the video below, PGA Instructor Todd Sones of Todd Sones Impact Golf Academy explains to GolfWRX Member Charles Heinberg why it’s beneficial to lift your left heel during the backswing.

Sones founded Impact Golf Academy in 1998, and since then he has taught golfers of all levels. He’s also taught many PGA and LPGA players. Sones is a Golf Magazine Top 100 instructor and Golf Digest Top 50 instructor, as well as a two-time Teacher of the Year in the Illinois PGA.

Check out his lesson with Heinberg below!

Your Reaction?
  • 50
  • LEGIT2
  • WOW3
  • LOL0
  • IDHT0
  • FLOP2
  • OB1
  • SHANK4

We share your golf passion. You can follow GolfWRX on Twitter @GolfWRX, Facebook and Instagram.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Instruction

WATCH: How slow-motion training can lead to more power and consistency

Published

on

Eddie Fernandes has made big changes to his swing (and his power and consistency have gone up) by mastering the key moves in slow motion before he speeds them up. Everyone should use this kind of slow motion training to make real changes to their swing!

Your Reaction?
  • 6
  • LEGIT0
  • WOW0
  • LOL1
  • IDHT0
  • FLOP2
  • OB2
  • SHANK15

Continue Reading

Instruction

WATCH: What you really need to know to control the direction of your shots

Published

on

In this video, Top-100 Teacher Tom Stickney shows you how to better control the direction of your shots by understanding how both the club face and swing path determine where your ball goes.

Your Reaction?
  • 31
  • LEGIT9
  • WOW3
  • LOL6
  • IDHT0
  • FLOP10
  • OB3
  • SHANK42

Continue Reading

Instruction

Stickney: There are many ways to pitch the ball that work

Published

on

While surfing through some old swings, I found a great photo of two players hitting pitch shots at Augusta. Both are great pitchers of the ball but use differing techniques. It goes to show you that there is more than one way to get the job done and in fact it reiterates that there is really no “law” when it comes to what shot to play under certain circumstances.

Note: I did NOT say that one was better than the other; I said both work, but you must decide which style works better for you in the end.

In the photo on the left, the player in the white sets his wrists fully, but as we look at the player on the right (in the blue) you can see no wrist hinge at all. So, which is more correct? Both are!

The player on the left hits his pitch shots with more of a driving of the leading edge, which relies on a steeper angle of attack. The golfer on the right uses more of the bounce of the club and thus will come into the ball more shallowly. Not setting the wrists as much helps him to do so.

So, remember that you must experiment with both styles to find your best way…but don’t forget it’s nice to understand and learn how to use both!

Your Reaction?
  • 21
  • LEGIT4
  • WOW0
  • LOL0
  • IDHT0
  • FLOP0
  • OB0
  • SHANK9

Continue Reading

19th Hole

Facebook

Trending