Play Your Best | Fixed on TwitterFebruary 9, 2015

One Move to Better Impact

Push off with your back foot to start down

The snapshots I get on Twitter don't show dynamic motion, but the comments tell the story. People want to hit it farther and straighter. The main way to do that is to improve your impact. Good footwork is a place to start.

You want your upper body to be tilted slightly back from where it was at address and your lower body slightly forward (below, right). This happens with proper foot action: Start the downswing by pushing off with the inside of your back foot, which moves the hips forward.

Hank Haney

When you start down like this, you create a slight spine tilt away from the ball—making it easier to hit from the inside—and shift the bottom of the swing in front of the ball. Stay off your toes until the finish.

Hank Haney is based at the Hank Haney Golf Ranch, Lewisville, Texas. To get fixed in Golf Digest, send Hank your swing on Twitter: @HankDHaney.