New Zealand Golf Magazine

FOOT FLARE

It is a realistic fact that as we get older we lose flexibilit­y and even after years of having a good swing you may find that it is gradually leaving you.

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Susan Farron starts a series to help you with your movement through your golf swing, up first position of your left foot.

There are a lot of exercises that

you could do to help maintain your flexibilit­y and for those you should see a physiother­apist or personal trainer to get something tailored to your needs.

There are some simple things though that you can do to help maintain your swing and where you position your left foot is one of the simplest.

Depending on your mobility and any existing issues with knees and hips. Your starting left foot position can aid your follow through and the turn required in your hips.

I'm in my 40's and have relatively good internal hip rotation so I turn my front foot a little bit but if I am feeling tight or my body hasn't limbered up quite fully I will turn the left foot further out.

The key is find what is most comfortabl­e for you.

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01: Start with your feet pointing straight ahead. This position is fine for youth and those that have good hip rotation to start their swing. 01
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