Balance and Stability Drill

Balance and Stability Drill

Golf at its core is a game of stability. The more stable you are the more repeatable you can be through impact. So the best golfers are actually the ones that are most stable. We have a wonderful opportunity here to hit a shot on the green. If you are stable, that means your joints are supporting you while you are swinging the golf club, you have a great opportunity to deliver the clubhead back to the ball squarely on a highly repetitive basis. Let me show you a drill that can help you with that. I have a board that is just a half inch off the ground but that is enough to throw me off balance from my feet, especially as I am moving. I can go to my toes to much or if I go back I can go to my heels too much and it throws me off balance. I want to be able to get the arch of my foot squarely on the board where I am in a balanced position. Now when I swing I want to see if I can stay in that same balanced position through my backswing, through my impact and all the way into the finish. Let's take a look at it with a shot. It ended up ok. Remember, golf is a game of support and balance and stability. A drill like this can really help you really gain some more stability in your golf swing and help you lower your scores.

Category: Swing Drills
Sub-Category: Swing Mechanics, Posture, Impact
About the Instructor
Laird Small
Laird Small
Pebble Beach Golf Academy
1700 17-Mile Drive
Pebble Beach, CA 93953
Tel: 831-622-8650

Laird Small is Director of The Pebble Beach Golf Academy and is listed as one of Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers and Golf Digest's #23 instructor in the world.


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