Leg Work of the Greats

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Re: Leg Work of the Greats

Postby lagpressure » Sat Jul 12, 2014 3:52 pm

Foot drag is a red flag...
The foot needs to be grinding ... not dragging.
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Re: Leg Work of the Greats

Postby k2baloo » Sat Jul 12, 2014 5:19 pm

lagpressure wrote:Foot drag is a red flag...
The foot needs to be grinding ... not dragging.


Can you elaborate?
There are lots of great players that appear to 'drag' their rear foot, what is the difference between grinding and dragging and how would you tell the difference when watching video?
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Re: Leg Work of the Greats

Postby lagpressure » Sat Jul 12, 2014 8:43 pm

There are lots of great players that appear to 'drag' their rear foot


Tons of elaboration about this in the Module #2 forum.

But essentially a foot that is dragging has little or no pressure acting upon it... and lacks structure and proper cohesive tensions.

A grinding foot has all the proper dynamics in place... vertical, horizontal and rotational pressures and forces.

We teach students how to do this.

Watch Hogan or Knudson or Moe. You will NEVER see them do the right foot flop over at finish where from a DTL view, the heel of the right foot flops over past 12:00. This isn't a sign of great flexibility in the modern tour players, it's a sign of improper pressures and tensions in the body... and of course terrible golf shoes don't help either.
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Re: Leg Work of the Greats

Postby lagpressure » Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:08 pm

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Aside from the proper footwork, the arms are structured and remain cohesively connected to the body, compared to the modern collapse. The great strikers knew exactly where they were going with the club at finish.. each finish slightly different depending upon ball shape.

Typical modern swing is just slash and hope that the ball finds a playable lie to hit the next shot from.

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Knudson even recoils his right foot subconsciously back toward the earth because the right foot dynamics were so important for a controlled golf swing that would position the ball correctly upon the fairway.
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Re: Leg Work of the Greats

Postby lagpressure » Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:31 pm

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Re: Leg Work of the Greats

Postby k2baloo » Sat Jul 12, 2014 10:14 pm

Thanks lag,
I figured it was something along those lines....
I posted this elsewhere, but what do you guys think, is my rear foot dragging or grinding?

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Re: Leg Work of the Greats

Postby leverage » Sun Jul 13, 2014 6:16 am

Anyone else notice some of the pros are not even wear spikes any more?

Along those lines any good foot wear recommendations to really put some grind/ground forces to work?
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Re: Leg Work of the Greats

Postby leverage » Sun Jul 13, 2014 6:20 am

k2ballo..

I don't see the floopy ankle that lag showed... I vote grinding...but you gonna want a better source to weigh in on that.
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Re: Leg Work of the Greats

Postby k2baloo » Sun Jul 13, 2014 9:00 pm

leverage wrote:Anyone else notice some of the pros are not even wear spikes any more?

Along those lines any good foot wear recommendations to really put some grind/ground forces to work?


There are some good threads on this, but I was too lazy to dig them up for you.
None of the courses I play allow metal spikes, but I have found that champ stinger spikes work well. They are very firm, unlike most plastic spikes made now
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Re: Leg Work of the Greats

Postby golfingplease » Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:45 am

Oh my fuck this is good stuff. Thanks for the discussion. Grinding right foot vs dragging with a convenient visual image.
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