You seldom hear golfers talk about footwork. The modern swing emphasizes “the core”. Over the years, emphasis on hand-action and footwork has been almost eliminated.
Swinging a golf club is a lot like throwing a ball. Football announcers love to analyze the footwork of quarterbacks. Good footwork puts the quarterback into position to throw the ball. Same with the golf swing. Good footwork puts you in position to hit the ball with your hands.
Jackie Gleason had a bad “core” but he had great hands and footwork and was an excellent golfer. I’d take him as a playing partner over the gymnast with the great core.
Sam Snead had the best golf swing of all time … and probably had the best footwork.
Here’s a fun video about footwork: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
GM and Head Golf Professional