CallawayLefty, on 24 April 2012 - 07:04 PM, said:
russc, on 24 April 2012 - 06:58 PM, said:
QWKDTSN, on 24 April 2012 - 06:17 PM, said:
All, I'm doing a bit of work on my swing. Not trying to do a major overhaul but trying to improve my action for more consistency in my ballstriking. I have been watching some SITD videos and one of the things Mike Maves does is keep the right foot down a heck of a lot longer than I do in my swing. I tried some practice swings out in the yard and it sure felt good but I haven't had a chance to hit balls. I just got to wondering if the right foot staying down is a product of the way the lower body works or if it's the other way around. Many good ballstrikers seem to have their back foot roll to the inside before the heel comes off the ground - my foot tends to spin on the toe.
Spinning on the toe could easily mean that you are starting your rotation before you have established you left pivot point.
Care to elaborate on that russ? I assume you're talking about basically failing to truly post up on your lead leg, correct? Any causes you can point to?
Thanks as usual...
No,not really.I am talking about failing to establish your left pivot point over your left heel /ankle before you start your rotation . .I can envision a number of scenarios where this could happen.You could move away from the target laterally on the backswing and therefore have such a large lateral distance to go to reach your left pivot point that you are left but not left enough when you start your rotation .The second scenario would occur when a golfer moves their hips laterally to start their transition before he/she establishes his/her left pivot over the left heel/ankle.This second scenario is an an example of why starting the transition via the hips is potentially dangerous .It has to be done from the ground up.Of course the hips will quickly be pulled left ,but you need to do it in the right sequence .the last scenario would be backing out of the shot .Again failure to establish your left pivot point over your left ankle/heel before starting your rotation
To sum it up coming off of the right heel significantly is almost always a problem.If the foot also is spinning ,it is the result of rotating too early.If your right heel is coming off of the ground too early ,but the heel is not rotating ,you probably have a different problem and that is too much leg drive.The sure giveaway for this is you are knees bending and coming too close together on the downswing
Dan has done a very good job with his video on "footwork"Note 5"30-6:30 especially .He may be exaggerating when he is showing this problem ,but when he is demonstrating the correct move he is correct.
One point about posting u,.it is a great thought for those golfers who keep their knees bent too much into their follow through .Ideally for most golfers the left leg should be in the process of straightening at impact and not straight.