What Should My Body Weight Do During My Golf Back Swing And Down Swing? (Video)
What Should My Body Weight Do During My Golf Back Swing And Down Swing? (Video)

What should my body weight do during my golf back swing and down swing? Weight transfer is something which is incredibly important because it kind of feeds into many other aspects of your golfing technique. Now weight transfer, it can’t be quite simply explained. During the back swing it moves a little on to the back foot and during the through swing it moves a little bit on to the front foot. What you don’t want to be seeing are big transfers of weight back and through. You don’t want to be swaying back away from the ball and swaying through the ball.

There should be slight transfers but not massive. They should be under control. Now during the back swing is you take the club away, the weight will stay relatively central so your head will be keeping lovely and still up until about this point here, where about 55% of your weight will have transferred onto your right leg. It’s almost kind of imperceptible. If you want to be feeling like your head is very, very still and your swing centre is very, very stationary, it’s not going to be the worst idea in the world. What you don’t want to see is a big transfer of weight over to your right side, just a little bit onto that right knee like I said, about 55% onto that side. During the down swing, the hips begin to rotate and your weight will turn and transfer a little bit onto your left side. Again about 55/60% on to your left side, so not a massive sway through the ball as well, just a slight turn, rotation and then about 55% of your weight on your front foot and again your swing centre should stay pretty much level with the ball through impact. So as you turn away, just a slight transfer back as you turn through, just a slight transfer through. After impact, if you want to allow your body to come all the way through and get all your body weight rested on that front foot, that’s absolutely fine, because that’ll show you’ve rotated through and you’ve allowed your body to come up afterwards. So that’s not a problem at all. What you don’t want to be seen with is, is like I said, a big transfer of weight on the way back or if you swinging back, keeping all the weight on the front foot, this will lead to other problems during the swing. So if you are focusing on weight transfer, just move it a little on to the back foot, turn through a little bit on to the front foot and then allow every thing to come through after you have hit the ball and hopefully you should see the consistency of the shots rise, but just have a practice, have a go and see what works for you.
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What should my body weight do during my golf back swing and down swing? Weight transfer is something which is incredibly important because it kind of feeds into many other aspects of your golfing technique. Now weight transfer, it can’t be quite simply explained. During the back swing it moves a little on to the back foot and during the through swing it moves a little bit on to the front foot. What you don’t want to be seeing are big transfers of weight back and through. You don’t want to be swaying back away from the ball and swaying through the ball.

There should be slight transfers but not massive. They should be under control. Now during the back swing is you take the club away, the weight will stay relatively central so your head will be keeping lovely and still up until about this point here, where about 55% of your weight will have transferred onto your right leg. It’s almost kind of imperceptible. If you want to be feeling like your head is very, very still and your swing centre is very, very stationary, it’s not going to be the worst idea in the world. What you don’t want to see is a big transfer of weight over to your right side, just a little bit onto that right knee like I said, about 55% onto that side. During the down swing, the hips begin to rotate and your weight will turn and transfer a little bit onto your left side. Again about 55/60% on to your left side, so not a massive sway through the ball as well, just a slight turn, rotation and then about 55% of your weight on your front foot and again your swing centre should stay pretty much level with the ball through impact. So as you turn away, just a slight transfer back as you turn through, just a slight transfer through. After impact, if you want to allow your body to come all the way through and get all your body weight rested on that front foot, that’s absolutely fine, because that’ll show you’ve rotated through and you’ve allowed your body to come up afterwards. So that’s not a problem at all. What you don’t want to be seen with is, is like I said, a big transfer of weight on the way back or if you swinging back, keeping all the weight on the front foot, this will lead to other problems during the swing. So if you are focusing on weight transfer, just move it a little on to the back foot, turn through a little bit on to the front foot and then allow every thing to come through after you have hit the ball and hopefully you should see the consistency of the shots rise, but just have a practice, have a go and see what works for you.