How flaring your feet can help you hit the ball further
To hit the ball longer, you need to rotate more for a bigger backswing. The solution? Flare your feet at address.
Illustrations by Ben Mounsey-Wood
In order to hit the ball longer, you need a bigger backswing. And to do that, you need to rotate more than you’re used to. But that can be a problem because many golfers have limited hip mobility.
A good immediate solution that GOLF Top 100 Teacher Nick Clearwater suggests is flaring both of your feet.
“Turning your toes out about 20 degrees — maybe even more — effectively makes you more flexible,” Clearwater says. “It creates greater range of motion in your hips, which produces a distance boost in very short order.”
Do this and you’ll gain yards in no time.
Ready to overhaul your game? Find a fitting location near you at GOLF’s affiliate company True Spec Golf.
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