Balance and Stability Drill

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Balance and Stability Drill
Category: Swing Drills
Sub-Category: Swing Mechanics, Posture, Impact

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Video Golf Tip | 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.

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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