How to Improve Your Swing with the Feet Together Drill

By Jane Blalock

I would like to discuss a remedy with you for various aspects of the golf swing that are difficult for everyone. First of all how do you make a full shoulder turn? Second, how do you create motion? Motion creates clubhead speed and if you are not tall, large or strong how do you hit the ball farther? How do you gain more distance? Third, how do I make a weight transfer?

The Most Difficult Aspect of Any Golf Swing

This is probably the most difficult aspect of any golf swing because in the golf swing you are in a static position, you are standing still, and yet you are trying to transfer your weight from the center to your right foot and back to your left foot. I am going to give you a drill that is a perfect remedy for all of the above.

Drill: Golf Swing Weight Transfer

Stand at the golf ball as if you were going to hit it and put your feet together, only allowing four or five inches between them. Place your hands on the golf club as if you were going to make a regular golf swing. Remember, hold onto the club very gently and keep your arms nice and soft because you are trying to generate some clubhead speed and motion, and you can not do it from a tense position.

  • You have to be very relaxed and you need to have good posture. Then swing your arms back around your body and as you swing your arms around your body watch as your shoulders turn fully. This is a complete shoulder turn with very little effort.
  • Now swing the club down and through and turn your shoulders back through the ball and your weight will transfer to your left side. Let's discuss the weight transfer a little more. You start with your weight in center and as you swing the golf club back the weight shifts to your right foot.

You then swing the club through and the motion propels your weight over to the left foot. Now you have made a perfect weight transfer. Remember, feet together, arms really soft and you will hit this ball almost as far as you would hit a regular swing. Arms slowly back but with good rhythm. Follow thought and hold your finish and your weight is completely over your left side. I use this drill every day that I practice and I highly recommend that you do to.


Category: Swing Drills
Sub Categories: Distance, Posture, Shoulder Turn

About the Instructor

Jane Blalock
Jane Blalock
The Jane Blalock Company
197 Eighth Street
Flagship Warf
Boston, MA 02129
Cambridge, MA 02141
Tel: 800-466-1133