GREAT COMMENT FROM ABOVE,Even the legendary left-to-right fader Lee Trevino, who at 84 years-old now hits draws, does this.

GREAT COMMENT FROM ABOVE,Even the legendary left-to-right fader Lee Trevino, who at 84 years-old now hits draws, does this.

The picture below is from the PNC Championship last December: Look how his right foot is dropped back, pointing his stance way out to the right compared to where his clubface is pointing.

The main benefit of this drill is that, with your trail foot dropped so far back, you’re so far away from the ball on the backswing that the only way to get back to the ball is to shift aggressively into your lead foot on the downswing. It forces you to shift onto your front leg, which helps you turn powerfully back up and around on the way through.

Crispy contact

You can do the same drill around the greens. The only real difference is that when you practice hitting chips like this, drop your trail foot back then lift your trail heel off the ground, so you’re on the toes of that foot.

As Shauheen Nakhjavani Golf Digest Best International Teacher explains below, the benefit here is that it puts all your weight on your lead leg during your chipping stroke, then forces you to keep it there as you turn around that leg.

It’s an essential for crispy, ball-first contact.

It’s not a magic bullet for every golfer, because nothing is. But perhaps something useful to incorporate, either on the range or on the course. Let me know how it goes.

Questions? Hit me at luke.kerr-dineen@wbd.com. I’ll be answering all the ones I got in my newsletter next week.

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