Weight Transfer In Swing

By Brent Franklin

Weight Transfer In Swing

Hi, I am Brent Franklin with McGetrick Golf Academy here in Denver, Colorado. What I want to talk to you about is weight transfer in the swing. This is something that is debatable, there are some people that think the golf swing is extremely rotary and there is nothing that transfers, I believe that there has to be a slight transfer of weight. Not only to your right side but especially through to your left side on the downswing. In order to achieve the desired impact position or a descending blow into the ball we have to be moving just slightly laterally before we unwind to the target. Once we take our proper set up position, my ball is going to be slightly forward, just a little bit of a shift to my right side, when I turn and coil I am now loaded just a little bit in to my right side. Not very much. I don't want to see a lot of lateral movement where your right knee moves. It is just going to be a coiling into your right side that we are looking for. Your right knee is going to stay fairly stable and as you turn your shoulders you are going to be loaded and feel a little pressure on the inside of your right leg. All that is going to happen on the downswing is once you are in this position is a subtle shift, or a subtle bump, down to you left side. That is the weight shift that we are looking for to come back down in to the ball. If we sit on our right side you have the tendency to throw the club and hit everything fat. We want to make sure that after we have coiled there is a subtle bump on to the left side and from there all that really happens is that you unwind, and once you are past the ball, once the club is past the ball and past impact position, you can move up into a follow through. If you are here and you bump a little left once you reach the release position you can continue moving forward up into a follow through to kind of ease the stress on your back. It is a subtle slight shift from a coiled position that you really want to achieve to hit good iron shots and good tee shots. It actually minimizes a lot of lateral motion which causes inconsistencies with your golf swing. Hope that tip helps. Next time you have trouble check your weight position and check how much lateral movement you have, it really does not have to be as much as you think.


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