David Leadbetter: Lower Body Stability

Why the lower body is so crucial to hitting it solid.

Released on 3/8/2016

Transcript

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Does that resemble your follow through?
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Well, I'm gonna give you the key here to really help you
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to understand how to get into good balance at your finish,
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which really will indicate how well you move
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your lower body during the swing.
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You know, the lower body is such a key for stabilizing
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your movement in the golf swing.
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First of all, at address you want to get
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in a good balanced position, so take a club,
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let the club sit vertically down, and you want really
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the shaft, the back of your knee, and your ankle,
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hip joint, back of the knee, ankle all in one line.
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What we see with so many players, they tend to sit down.
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Occasionally, we see players here, but you really wanna
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get this balanced position here.
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Having got that, now your in balanced position,
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just do a simple little pivot drill.
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Just fold your arms across your chest.
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Now as you move back, feel like your pressure goes
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into your right heel.
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Move into the front of your left foot, so there's
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a lateral movement, as opposed to a spinning movement
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a lot of players have, and then from here
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allow the pressure and the weight to go to the left heel.
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So, it's right heel, left toe, left heel.
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If you can understand this movement pattern,
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heel, toe, heel of a good set-up,
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you're gonna have a perfect lower body movement,
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good balance, and a great finish.
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