Can you keep your balance while swinging?
Can you hold your finish?
One of the best ways to improve ball striking is to be aware of and actively work on your dynamic balance. The definition of dynamic balance is to maintain your equilibrium while moving. Although balance tends to worsen as we age, we can make improvements to it on and off the golf course. Here are some tips to help you improve and maintain your balance while swinging:
At the Course:
- Narrow stance swings: these swings will help you to maintain your center while turning around your body's axis
- Toe tap finish: after the completion of each swing, "toe tap" your back foot three times. This will ensure a full transfer of weight to your front leg and the maintenance of your balance.
- Flat footed swings: make swings while keeping both feet flat to the ground. This drill allows you to feel staying "grounded".
- Barefoot swings: make barefoot swings on carpet or in the yard to help your balance and increase ankle stability
- Balance on one leg: when doing exercises or even brushing your teeth, lift one leg while stabilizing on the other. Practice both sides!
- Strengthen your abs and glutes: these areas are critical when supporting your balance. When you strengthen these essential areas, your balance will improve along with your golf game!