Since golfers are stationary during their swing, footwork is getting neglected by many.
Yet the feet and legs play an important role for a good golf swing.
Footwork is a key element for striking the ball well and generating maximum power at impact.
There might be players who are more active with their upper body than their lower body.
But you will not find a good golfer who does not use his legs and solid footwork during his swing.
So it is always a good idea to focus some time on developing footwork and leg action from time to time.
To do this you will work on your setup and on your finish today, while focusing exclusively on your feet.
It is generally a good idea to focus on one particular part of your swing, when you are working on your game.
To begin with, take a look at the setup and finish of a player you admire.
Then get in front of a mirror and start working on those positions.
You do not even necessarily need a club for this exercise.
It is more about working on those two positions than the motion in between.
Start with your feet, hips and shoulders aligned and your weight evenly distributed between your legs.
Then you want to take a good backswing with a solid turn.
After your transition and your downswing you want to finish strongly.
After your downswing you want to stand with all your weight on your left leg.
Your right foot should have come up and stand on its toes.
This picture is most important to keep in mind for great footwork.
If you are standing with both feet flat on the ground after you have swung you did not use your feet, hips and legs enough.
The great thing about working on your setup and finishing positions is that you can control them one hundred percent.
Take advantage of that.
- Mimic the setup and finish of a player you admire.