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Right (Trail) Foot Planted

  • 15-02-2022 9:21pm
    Registered Users Posts: 927 ✭✭✭

    Joined a club last May and really enjoying in and extremely frustrated at the same time. Biggest problem is slicing my driver. Got a couple of lessons and fixed grip and set up but still have a problem with the slice, Tried every youtube video known to man with no luck.

    Up at the range tonight and a chap who gives lessons gave me a quick tip.

    Plant your right foot throughout the whole swing, keep your hips square, stand closer to the ball and move your left shoulder first in downswing.

    It worked, hit about 10 balls all straight.

    However goes against everything i have read, i.e. transfer weight, turn your hips, finish on your toes.

    Trying to understand do i ignore all of the above?



  • Registered Users Posts: 20,348 ✭✭✭✭Rikand

    Not every golf swing is the same. Think Bubba Watson for example. If it works for you, then just do it :D

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,611 ✭✭✭willabur

    Driver swing is totally different. I used to slice alot. You have to think about what the club face is doing at impact

    What works for me is teeing the ball up high, Tilting so my right shoulder is low and focus on striking up on the ball.

  • Registered Users Posts: 14,410 ✭✭✭✭callaway92

    I’d be totally against it now. Over the past year I’ve been very loose with both feet and it really has added some decent extra distance to my drives in particular (would’ve been a lengthy hitter anyway). Can’t say it had any negative impact on accuracy.

    I suppose in the end, most of the distance comes about from swing speed, and being able to create the space to create that swing speed is the thing - same with a long free in hurling etc - if you’re tight/stiff percentage says you won’t be a bomber of the ball

    For accuracy then you can kinda make small adjustments in time to see what works (hips in particular on follow-thru). I know your post is more about accuracy so mine mightn’t be completely relevant but as an above poster said - not all swings have to follow the same template.