Add a Little Flare to your Setup!

I just read a great article in the most recent issue of New England Golfing Magazine about flaring out your feet to allow for better hip turn. The article was written by Gene Mulak, Director of Golf at The Vineyard Golf Club on Martha’s Vineyard. Gene talks about positioning the feet with enough outward flare to allow the hips to turn fully. “When the feet are angled outward at address, the golfer can turn the hips more on the backswing but will also allow the golfer to have the necessary hip slide forward on the downswing. If a golfer only turned and returned on the downswing, it would make it impossible to have the entire player’s weight get forward at the finish. The hip slide component is one of the biggest moves that separate the expert player from the everyday player.” The Swing Barrel’s adjustability for width will allow you set the forward pad to allow for this slight hip slide. If you combine Gene’s outward flaring of the feet along with a prober hip turn that the Swing Barrel promotes, the golfer will definitely see improvement.