Golf Preshot Routine: Golf Lesson by Herman Williams, PGA Pro

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William Bush says:

@hermanwilliamsgolf Thanks, that is exactly what I needed to know.

Herman Williams Golf says:

@imsuprised Definitely – that’s exactly the type of thing you have to allow
for in the “personal preferences” category, and it’s the main reason you
guys have to know your individual “style tendencies” as you apply the
principles of our videos. We all want to get to the same place but we’ll
look a little different, feel a little different as we do it. Great
comments – should help our golf community. – Herman

William Bush says:

I noticed when you put your right foot straight down to square up, and that
a couple of seconds later you toed out with that same foot. My question
is…did you accidentally toe out or is there something to this right foot
going down straight forward?

Herman Williams Golf says:

@imsuprised Once you are “squared up” to target line so you know the shaft
& clubface are good and body lines are parallel to target line, then you
can afford to customize or allow for personal preference in things like
foot angles. Most people will have better balance, comfort & freedom of
movement with slight flaring of each foot. Ben Hogan wanted the right foot
dead square but it’s not mandatory to play great golf. Basically our setup
system gives a frame of reference to start from. Thanks.

William Bush says:

Okay, here is the thing…I am a little “bow-legged”(I toe out
naturally)…am I allowed to toe out after I have squared up?

Herman Williams Golf says:

@imsuprised Try to visualize the setup as parallel lines for shoulders,
feet, knees, etc on railroad tracks. Your body is the inner rail, ball and
target line are the outer rail. But the golf shaft, leading edge of
clubface and right foot are at 90 degree angles to the tracks. We use the
term “square” as in “T-square” to try and create that relationship. To
setup walk down the target line track then turn to “square up” to it as you
place the feet and shaft in position. Hope this helped. – Herman

William Bush says:

okay, I watched the rest of the video and noticed you did the same thing
from another angle; so now I know it wasn’t an accident. What do you mean
you are squaring up to the ball? I understand squaring up with your
shoulders. By the way, I really like this whole process from beginning to
end; I’m just kind of stuck on this right foot down thing as you walk down
your target line towards the ball.

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