Consistent Ball Striking…Weight On The Heels…Barney Beard Golf

Keep your weight on your heels during your golf swing.

In the address position, the golfer should feel his/her body weight on the heels, not on the forward part of the foot. You don’t jump, run or move to another place during your swing. During the swing the golfer should maintain knee bend and hip flex. In other words, don’t transfer your weight to the front part of your foot and thus stand up tall during the golf swing, not good.

Weight on the front part of the foot is a sure way to cause problems during the swing. The front part of the foot is for walking, running, jumping, leaping, dancing, sliding, skating, hopping, jogging, hurdling, hiking, vaulting, kicking, skipping, prancing and vertical tree climbing. None of these are commonly recommend for improving your ball striking. The golfer’s feet and shoes don’t move during the golf swing.

The golfer’s stability and power come up from the ground. The golfer’s firm contact with the soil is critical at the moment of impact. Keep your weight on your heels until after impact with the golf ball and you’ll have a stable table, a cheery disposition and a healthy outlook on life.

I don’t know if you have noticed, but kangaroos never play golf very well. They have big feet but they can’t keep them still.

Play Often, Have Fun, Respect the Game,

Barney Beard

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  1. Ken Barb

    Wish I would have read this yesterday before I played as a reminder. I just told the guys I was playing with yesterday after I hit a shot: I reminded them… “you guys can’t do this shot unless you stand on your tiptoes and pirouette.” As you know, it goes without saying, it was a stinky nasty exhibition. And I tend to do this once in a while. Thank you for the reminder. I’m gonna tape a yellow sticky note to the steering wheel of my Cart. Happy Thanksgiving! 👍👌🏌️‍♂️

    On Sat, Nov 23, 2019, 6:53 AM Barney Beard’s Golf Blog wrote:

    > barneybeardgolf posted: ” Keep your weight on your heels during your golf > swing. In the address position, the golfer should feel his/her body weight > on the heels, not on the forward part of the foot. You don’t jump, run or > move to another place during your swing. During the” >

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