Feet Together Drill

July 1, 2015 5:45 pm

By Jon Woodroffe

The simplest exercise often can be the most effective and this is certainly the case with the feet together drill. You do exactly what it says on the tin. You put your feet together tightly, so that your toes, heels, ankles and knees are pressed together. It is also best done with a middle to short iron, a 7 is ideal. The plan is that by having your feet together you are very wobbly and the fear of losing your balance will cause you to swing slower, shorter and on a better plane as any excessive, fast, jerky or off plane movements will generally lead to you falling over, particularly on the follow through.

So the list of swing errors that this simple drill will aid include, swaying on the backswing, over swinging, insufficient wrist hinge on the backswing, starting the downswing with the shoulders and coming over the top and not rotating the forearms through impact, so quite a collection really.

The other reason I like this drill is that you can actually hit golf balls and see the results. More often than not, the golf ball is hit better, straighter and more consistently with the feet together than with the feet apart. The only downsides to playing your round of golf like this are that you do not generate as much power, just as you would not throw a ball as far with your feet together as you would with your feet apart. But also it takes a long time to hop round a golf course with your feet tied together.


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