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Figuring Out Your Proper Foot Position In Golf

By admin May22,2024

Our stance is what connects our body to the ground. Seems like a no-brainer statement and on some level it is. However, how wide we place our feet will determine if we are maximizing our body position in relation to properly making contact with the ball. Our feet position will vary depending on body type and only you can decide what works for you. If you are on your journey to figure out where exactly to place your feet, then read on because I have some knowledge for you!

I have tinkered with my foot position over the past few years. Creating some success, I still have a ways to go before I am 100% comfortable with my stance. If you are wondering, I decided to work on the width of my feet because I wanted to generate more power with my driver and more stability with my scoring irons. I have gained a little bit with each, but I am not fully convinced that I am finished my journey.

Here is an older video of my swing. My feet are just a bit too close and do not generate as much power as I want. I also know that my lower body does not engage too much in my swing, I continue to work on that aspect of my swing.

To focus on making changes to your stance, I think you need to understand the fundamentals. Here is a great video explaining the fundamentals you need to understand:

With the fundamentals in hand, it is now time to make this knowledge work for you. To be fair, the above video is about an 80% solution. The last 20% is up to you. It is in this area where you gain the most power, confidence, and playability. Each person is physically different, thus it is important you your play around with your stance to find the foot position that works best for your game. You will experience some frustration as you hit some poor shots (on the range), but ultimately you will find the spots that works for your game.

There are many aspects of the golf swing that need attention. Foot position is often overlooked because many amateurs (including myself at one time) forget to modify our foot position to meet our swing needs. It does take a bit of range time to figure out what is best for you, but when you do your game will go to the next level.

I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!


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