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post #19 of 22

Years ago. I used to have an upright swing very much resembling Nicklaus and the flying elbow. I vaguely remember the heel of my front foot raising a few inches off the ground being pulled by my hips and shoulder turn, then on the downswing a trigger was to slam the front heel down while pulling the club down on plane. This worked quite well at the time and I was also more flexible and probably more coordinated.  Over the years my swing changed drastically to a more flat swing, elbows close to the torso. It has been a long time, but I seem to recall I was driving the ball a lot further then. Sometimes just for fun, I will attempt that upright, flying elbow swing and it still works pretty well, its just that I do not have confidence in it and also I don't want to take the chance of interfering with the swing I have grooved in since.  If you search archives of golf swings of years past, a lot of the instruction at the time talked about "slamming the left heel down" e.t.c.   Almost like a see-saw thing, left heel up on backswing, left heel down-right heel up during downswing The whole process was to aid in weight transfer, not thinking about it consciously, but just naturally occurring.

 

It did work.

post #20 of 22

If you watch videos of the pros vs the long drive champions, most PGA guys keep their front foot fairly steady, on the other side the long drive guys lift their heels a lot.

post #21 of 22

I think it rotates a little bit at the very finish of the follow through.  But NOT during backswing or through contact.

I'm ok with that because I want to fully complete my follow through of the hips.

 

Also both knees have had ACL reconstruction so I don't want to push either of those joints (outside of controlled training).

 

Once I noticed it, I've eliminated nearly all of it by setting up that lead foot just a little more open at the start.  It's a bit more comfy too.  I'd rather it be in a position to not rotate at all - just in case my shoes bite really hard, i don't want my follow through, through trained habit, to twist my knee.

post #22 of 22
:-OIf I lose focus and try to crush a drive I sometimes unintentionally pick up my whole front foot, like I'm swinging a baseball bat. It really hurts my accuracy and consistency.
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