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Breaking down world No.1 Scottie Scheffler’s mind-blowing footwork. 

When you talk about Scottie Scheffler, who is the reigning two-time Players Championship winner, one of the things everyone speaks about is how he uses his feet in a unique way to create force in his golf swing. 

If you watch PGA Tour players, each players’ footwork is a bit unique to their individual swing. You see a lot of toes and feet kind of twisting around to different degrees with different players. For world No.1 Scheffler, he uses the ground to his advantage because he uses his feet to push off the ground to create force. Although he is one of the best ball-strikers in our game, I would not try to copy his footwork. Then again, I won’t be telling Scottie to change it either!

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Loading on his trail foot

The key to Scheffler’s action is you need to have the same pattern of movement with your feet. Scottie has a very constant pattern, and being the consistent player that he is, he can repeat this action all the time. When you watch his position at the top of his backswing, he loads his weight into his trail foot [photo 1]. As his arms are swinging down [photo 2], he then shifts his weight to his front foot and his front foot kind of rolls over [photo 3]. 

Now, as he starts to push off his back foot, his front foot rotates towards the target, his trail foot pulls back and kind of twists as well [photos 4 and 5]. Scheffler has a beautiful rhythm with his golf swing which helps him sequence the movement of his feet.

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Point to the target

When Scheffler finishes his swing, both sets of toes are almost pointed to the target [photo 6], which is unique. He does this the same way every time and has this movement grooved to a point where the timing is perfect and he is able to strike the ball solidly.

It’s OK to have something unique in your swing if you can consistently repeat the same movement, even if it’s a little unorthodox. If you can produce a consistent, efficient and powerful motion, I wouldn’t suggest you change it. 

So, Scottie, keep working those feet the way you’re working them and keep collecting those PGA Tour titles! 

Images: Ben Jared and PGA Tour

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