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Hi guys...

Thanx for the replies...

Played yesterday and experimented with varying degrees of flare for

left and right foot...Definite improvement in ball striking and turning

and pretty much eliminated the block.

Will continue the tweaking...thanx again...

 

 

 

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As we all know, golf is hard, so here's a quick tip on making it easier Turn both feet out at address. I grew up playing golf at a course in San Francisco where Ken Venturi was a

This is a great read and has helped me understand my situation.  In 2016 I was in a motorcycle accident that degloved my left foot to where I had to have a tranmetatarsal amputation of all the toes. I

What foot looks like it has a better "foundation"?

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Hi guys...

Well after a bit of tweaking, he's hitting the driver beautifully...

The final adjustment was to go to a double overlap grip...

Results, together with the flaring are wonderful....

Cheers to all....

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So about 6 months ago I started paying distinct attention to my foot angles in my setup and have been flaring both out about 20 degrees. I just finished reading Ben Hogans 5 lessons though and in it he says you should only flare out your front foot and the back plant foot should be perpendicular to the target line. I have been experimenting with it the last 2 nights and it felt slightly uncomfortable as I have gotten used to flaring my right foot out. That being said the explanation in the book makes sense and I looked up a few pros (Tiger, Thomas, McIlroy) and they go with that setup as well. Are they able to because they are most likely more flexible and don't need the help achieving a full turn? The subtle differences between Rory McIlroy's driver and iron golf swing

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1 hour ago, Lugowskins said:

Are they able to because they are most likely more flexible and don't need the help achieving a full turn? 

If you go back to the very first post, @mvmac makes exactly this point, that many of us benefit from turning the feet out because it allows us to turn our hips more freely while remaining centered.  The best players in the world are, for the most part, substantially more flexible than the rest of us mortals.

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11 minutes ago, DaveP043 said:

If you go back to the very first post, @mvmac makes exactly this point, that many of us benefit from turning the feet out because it allows us to turn our hips more freely while remaining centered.  The best players in the world are, for the most part, substantially more flexible than the rest of us mortals.

Yeah, this.

I teach my better players a more "squared up" back foot, but many others benefit from the turned out deal.

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1 minute ago, iacas said:

Yeah, this.

I teach my better players a more "squared up" back foot, but many others benefit from the turned out deal.

Especially old fat guys.  Not pointing fingers at anyone else, only at myself,

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Going out on a tangent here rather than start another thread...

Whats the general opinion about focusing on a spot about half a ball

in front of the ball at address, rather than the ball...this seems to work

brilliantly for my son...perhaps not something for everyone...

(irons only)...the strike is so pure....

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11 hours ago, bones said:

Going out on a tangent here rather than start another thread...

Whats the general opinion about focusing on a spot about half a ball

in front of the ball at address, rather than the ball...this seems to work

brilliantly for my son...perhaps not something for everyone...

(irons only)...the strike is so pure....

I can start another thread on this.

11 hours ago, bones said:

Going out on a tangent here rather than start another thread...

Whats the general opinion about focusing on a spot about half a ball

in front of the ball at address, rather than the ball...this seems to work

brilliantly for my son...perhaps not something for everyone...

(irons only)...the strike is so pure....

 

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19 hours ago, DaveP043 said:

Especially old fat guys.  Not pointing fingers at anyone else, only at myself,

Hey wait a minute, I resemble that.  :banana:

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After watching "How to hit a driver" above, which I have taken to heart, I always flair my feet and follow those direction. It has help my driving a lot.

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