Coil against the right leg for power
The right leg retains the pressure of the upper body coil. Push the right knee inward (to the left) before starting the backswing.
Allowing the right knee to move to the right, forces the right instep to raise up causing the body to shift back of the ball (left foot for the left-hand golfer). It’s that shift that causes a power loss and increases the chances of hitting the turf behind the ball.
The right knee, (left knee for the lefty) can move toward the target on the downswing but not move away from the target on the backswing.
The right knee should maintain pressure on the instep during the backswing. It’s this pressure that ensures energy is being stored from the back muscles coiling like a spring.
I have experienced that golfers find it easier to push both knees slightly toward each other through out the back swing.
Don’t forget to enjoy this great game called golf.
Rick Musselman, golf author and professional, owns Musselman’s Golf and gives lessons in his high-tech golf swing simulator, at his golf facility in Williamsport.