Golf Lesson – Keep The Pressure in Your Right Heel

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KEEP THE PRESSURE IN YOUR RIGHT HEEL IN THE DOWNSWING – PGA Professional Robin Symes shows a drill to help you keep the pressure in your right heel early in the downswing. A key move in the correct weight transfer.

Hi. Robin, here. Are you are player who struggles with your right heel coming off the ground too early in the down swing? It's a very common fault. It'll mean your hips are working incorrectly. Your right hip will be working too far forward. You're probably spinning your hips open too early. Well, that's here you've got a simple drill. What I want you to do is take your sand wedge. I want you to place it under your right heel at address so you can see the club shaft is nigh off the ground. And, from here, this will do two things for you. One, it's going to give you a little bit of awareness in where your pressure point should be in the back swing. I want you to increase the pressure on the club head. Almost feel like you're pushing the club head into the ground. From here in the down swing I want you to keep the pressure on the club head. If you do that, as you start transferring your weight the club shaft will stay up. Obviously, if you've got your old fault, of the right heel coming up too early, the club shaft is going to hit the ground early. You'll see that clearly. You'll be getting good feedback to whether you are doing it correctly or not. So, very simple. Sand wedge under the right heel. Increase the pressure on it in the back swing. Keep the pressure on it, almost pushing off it in the down swing, keeping the club shaft up. I want you to try to feel like it's staying up in the air until you've made impact with the ball.


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RobinSymesGolf says:

Keep the pressure in your right heel is a key to a good downswing´╗┐

Tony Cabro says:

Great drill. Will try this at my next range session.
Do do have a video segment on how to stop coming over the top? I’ve
seen/heard numerous drills but nothing is ever the same. One drill is to
“drop” the hands behind you at the start of the swing, but then there are
others that suggests throwing your hands towards the target, etc… all
very confusing.

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