"5 Basic Body Actions"
- Foot Action
- Leg & Knee Action
- Hip & Shoulder Action
- Arm Action
- Hand & Wrist Action
In Lesson #1 I demonstrated the
"5 Basic Body Actions" necessary to achieve maximum results in
attaining your golfing goals of playing well in a relatively short period of time and
which require minimum amounts of maintenance.
The first action we will talk about - Foot Action - is instrumental
because even though your hands are the only connection with the club, your feet
are the only contact with the ground. When you build a house you need a solid
foundation. Not to diminish the overall importance of the hands which we will talk
about later, but the feet don't feel the anxiety or nervousness that we apply to the
hands by gripping tighter under pressure.
In addressing the ball, there is a best stance for every shot in golf, and the stance
may vary for different players. There are three types of stances in golf:
Square, Closed, and Open.
The Square stance is that in which both feet are equally
distanced from the line of flight which is the imaginary line between the ball and
the target. This is your basic standard stance which is recommended for overall compactness
The Closed stance has left foot nearer than the right foot to
the line of flight. This stance is assumed when desiring to draw or hook the ball.
The Open stance has the left foot drawn back farther away
from the line of flight than the right foot. This stance is best utilized to fade or
slice the ball to the right of your intended target.
In addressing the ball, the heels should be placed at approximately the
width of the shoulders. The weight should be distributed evenly from the ball to the
heel of the feet. Now as we begin to start your swing, the feeling we want you to
achieve is by rolling the inside of your left foot over to the inside of your right foot
which is braced. This movement is minimal, yet very important as it will initiate the
cycle of establishing the proper reaction in your swing in the correct sequences as you
Lesson 3: Connecting Foot Action to Leg/Knee Action