Barry believes in establishing an athletic base, which begins from the ground up. Set your feet wide for power. A good rule of thumb is slightly wider than shoulder-width. We need an athletic stance with feet pressure points favoring center to the balls of our feet.
The driver’s shaft is the longest in the bag, so a base to support this is critical for success off the tee. A wider base provides more stability and athleticism. The key is using the ground as leverage. Driving into the ground with our feet and turning our upper body against this is for lots of power.
Power Failure: A base that is too narrow does not provide enough stability to support a driver swing.
ABOUT BARRY GOLDSTEIN!
I enjoyed a few lessons with Barry in Florida. He is super-knowledgeable and has an easy breezy teaching style that puts anyone at ease with a splash of chuckles. He also participated in my Road to Pars TV concept sizzle! He is a natural on camera and was a pleasure to work with.
Barry is a professional golf instructor based out of the famed Inverrary Country Club in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Barry has appeared numerous times on the Golf Channel’s Academy Live, Your Game Night, and Champions Tour Learning Center. Selected twice as One of America’s Top 50 Golf Teachers by Golf Range magazine and nominated 4 times by Golf magazine as One Of America’s Top 100 Golf Instructors. Barry has been an instructional editor to Golf Tips magazine since 2000 and has authored more than 100 nationally published instructional articles in golf magazines.