How using a dollar bill can solve this common swing flaw

Golf instructor demonstrates dollar bill drill

Place a dollar bill under the inside of your lead foot, and keep it there as you swing.

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One of the most common golf swing flaws is also, by unfortunate coincidence, one of the most damaging: Sliding, or hip slide, which is when your body makes a big movement from side-to-side during your golf swing.

A little side-to-side moment is natural and, indeed, encouraged by most teachers. But too much of it can be a problem: It changes the bottom of your golf swing’s arc, which makes it difficult to hit the ball consistently. Often, it leads to chunked and thin shots.

What’s a drill to help you find the sweet spot, you ask? Enter GOLF Top 100 Teacher Brian Mogg, who suggests taking a dollar bill and placing it under the inside of your front foot.

Your goal is to keep it their as you swing.

“Keep your pressure on that left foot and rotate,” he says. “If I slide and the wind kicks up, I’ll need to run and go chase it.”

Watch the full video below:

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Luke Kerr-Dineen

Golf.com Contributor

Luke Kerr-Dineen is the Game Improvement Editor at GOLF Magazine and GOLF.com. In his role he oversees all the brand’s service journalism spanning instruction, equipment, health and fitness, across all of GOLF’s multimedia platforms.

An alumni of the International Junior Golf Academy and the University of South Carolina–Beaufort golf team, where he helped them to No. 1 in the national NAIA rankings, Luke moved to New York in 2012 to pursue his Masters degree in Journalism from Columbia University and in 2017 was named News Media Alliance’s “Rising Star.” His work has also appeared in USA Today, Golf Digest, Newsweek and The Daily Beast.