Using Foot Pressure in Your Golf Swing

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Get A Better Strike with Foot Pressure & Golf Insoles

Do you want a more consistent golf swing that is going to create effortless speed and power? One crucial technique professional coaches teach to help players of all skill levels improve their golf swing is foot pressure.

Achieve a better, more accurate strike by understanding how to shift pressure in your feet when pivoting through your swing and using golf shoe insoles like CURREX® GOLFPRO™ to help optimally distribute those forces.

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Where is foot pressure in a golf swing?

In golf, the act of pressuring describes how much force is being applied by your feet into the ground and the path that pressure follows. Throughout your golf swing, you should put pressure from the balls of your feet to your heels at different points:

  • At address, the pressure should be balanced on the balls of both feet.
  • In the backswing, work this pressure towards the heel of your trail foot while the pressure in your lead foot shifts toward the big toe.
  • On the downswing, pressure should move through your trail foot from heel to the midfoot and ball of your foot while your lead foot shifts from toe to heel.

In short, for a right-handed golfer, the pressure moves towards your trail (right) foot in the backswing and then forward into the lead (left) foot upon striking.

closeup of golfer’s stance after a strike with left heel down and right heel lifted

How can foot pressure affect a swing path?

Where you exert pressure in your feet affects the rest of your body’s movement from the force generated using your legs to how you rotate or pivot. Your pivot determines the power, speed, and accuracy of your swing path.

By applying more force into the ground, you can pull the club down faster and, with an equal amount of force pushing off the ground, hit the ball further.

Using CURREX GOLFPRO Insoles for Swing Accuracy

Excess or uneven pressure on your feet during any activity can cause pain and fatigue. Worn by golfers to help improve comfort and enhance performance on the green, CURREX GOLFPRO insoles use our Dynamic Arch Technology™ and targeted cushioning to distribute pressure optimally under the sole of your foot.

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Along with strong midfoot support, CURREX golf shoe insoles have targeted heel and forefoot cushioning that meets the exact pressure points of your feet during a swing. They help absorb some of the pressure that’s loaded onto your feet for a more comfortable, relaxed, and natural feel.

For better control of your stance, non-slip SuperGrip on each insole's top cover secures movement within the shoe. The best insoles for golf shoes, CURREX GOLFPRO comes in three arch profiles for a highly customized fit with greater comfort, better stability, and less fatigue.

Find the right CURREX GOLFPRO insoles for you with the Insole Finder.

The Correct Way to Shift Pressure in a Golf Swing

For a stock swing, the right way to shift your foot pressure begins in a completely neutral position. As you enter the backswing, pressure loads into your trail foot and the area just below your navel moves away from the target.

female golfer performing a backswing on a golf course

Before your arms reach the peak of your backswing, tilt your pelvis back to allow more flex in the legs and start moving your naval toward the lead foot, allowing the club to follow.

Through your downswing, keep your upper body over your trail leg. Putting this weight behind the ball evens out pressure shifting to your lead foot. It also maintains the angle of your spine, weeding out additional movement to create consistency in your swing.

female golfer holding club in the air post shot with her trail foot lifted

In a nutshell, the pressure in your feet will shift to the trail foot on the backswing and into the lead foot on the downswing. This will create a side-to-side motion in the lower body, useful for hitting the ball further and avoiding mishits like slicing.

Quick Tips for Pressuring in Golf

Professional golfers learn how to control the pressure in their feet and use it to their advantage. The act of pressuring can take time to learn and requires a lot of practice before it becomes an effortless motion. Some training techniques include:

  • Using golf pressure plates. A golf pressure mat or pressure plate trains you to understand what a perfect shift in pressure feels like. The curved device tilts when you shift pressure correctly and uses heat map technology to show where force is applied, similar to the CURREX ArchMap™.
  • Take a video of yourself. Set up your phone or have a friend help film your golf swing from face-on. Here, you will be able to see what changes you can make, like whether you are keeping your upper body behind the ball.
  • Squat-jump drills. The squat in your downswing generates the most power and consistency. Running squat-jump drills strengthens those muscles and improves mobility.
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Crush the Course with CURREX GOLFPRO

A better golf swing starts with the right foundation. The optimal use of foot pressure throughout your swing can give you a longer, straighter, more powerful shot. CURREX GOLFPRO insoles help improve your stance with greater comfort and stability for a more relaxed swing.


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