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How Practicing Barefoot Helps Your Swing

Hitting balls barefoot is nothing new. Sam Snead did it in the 1950s. You can do it, too, and get some of that terrific tempo and timing Snead was famous for.

Released on 10/18/2016

Transcript

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One of the make or break points in the golf swing
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is the transition, I have a lot of my students asking me,
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How do I transition, what am I supposed to feel,
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am I supposed to shift my weight, am I supposed to turn,
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what am I supposed to do?
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So I came up with a great drill here,
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you can do it at any golf range.
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Just take a head cover, and just like Sam Snead did,
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take off your shoes and socks so you can really feel the
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ground, this will help you feel where you have pressure,
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on the right leg and the left leg, and the key goal here
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is to, from the top of the swing, feel like you're going to
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put pressure into the head cover as you start down.
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If you can feel that in the transition, you'll have a great
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sequence, everything will fall into place and on plane
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and you'll hit a lot of good shots.
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Let me demonstrate.
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Left foot on the head cover, take my address position,
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hit, and feel that weight on the front foot when you finish.
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