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One Move to Better Impact

By Hank Haney Photos by Dom Furore
February 09, 2015

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.


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.