Today I want to discuss foot flare. In other words, how do we use our feet to really have us hit the ball better? How we do we hit a fade? How do we hit a draw, whatever it is, all with foot flare? The key to understanding how this works is simply just taking your left toe, toe it in a second, and try to turn to your left. Well I'm restricted right there. That's going to cause my left hip to break. When the left hip breaks, that sends energy through my body and allows the club to catch up or whip through impact.
If you are a person that hits a hook and you want to stop the hook, simply take this left foot and flare it out. This is going to cause your hips to break later, which means the club won't be passing. If you're a person that hits a slice, take this toe and square it up. This is something right here, as you come through, it really starts the kinematic sequence in your golf swing. What I mean by that is something has to stop in order for the energy to be transferred.
In other words, think of this. If I had a towel and I was going to whip someone, if I just kept my arm moving, that energy is never transferred to the end of the towel where it snaps. What has to happen is that arm has to break, the elbow then has to stop, the wrist then stops, and then energy is transferred out. That's what we're doing with foot flare, and you can simply use foot flare to help you.
If I wanted to stop the hook, I would simply flare out this left toe. That's going to allow my hips to clear faster and or more. The club's going to work more with the body that way. If I need to stop the slice, I'm going to take this left toe in, just like this. I'm going to hit a shot, and that actually produced a nice little draw, which is what we're after when the foot is more square. Use foot flare to control the shape of your shots.