Improving Golf Weight Shift From Address (Video)
Improving Golf Weight Shift From Address (Video)

So we've now established how important that getting the correct weight shift is during your back swing face, it’s also important we establish how the set up position can create good or bad habits for the back swing. So if when we are addressing the golf ball we have good posture, you should find that from good posture it's relatively easy to move the body weight back into the back swing in the correct fashion. But if you are in a position where your hips are tucked under and you're struggling to uphold the spine angle. Then moving the body weight back in the correct fashion is going to be quite difficult, your body weight is going to go on to the heel or the little toe of your right foot as you sway back and that’s going to be quite awkward for the balance and for the posture. The next thing I'd like you to consider is how wide apart your stance should be, so we've got good posture now so let's make sure the stance is the right width. If the stance is too narrow, you'll tend to sway too much and again you'll fall of balance. But likewise if your stance is a little bit too wide you might feel that it is very difficult to create a turn and you have too much resistance because you try and turn your shoulders your hips are resisting it. The next area that we can check up on is distance away from the golf ball, so we've got the good posture, we've got the right width and stance of our shoulder width for the feet will be good, now we've got to check how far away from the golf ball we are.

Too near in this position and I'm going to have to sway back into, get my hands out of my way of my legs or get my legs out of the way. My hands should like say so if you tune here your legs have to move and you'll sway the body weight goes to the little toe a bit too much like wise stretched out too much too far away here, you will probably find that as you swing back your body weight rotate to your left side to maintain balance. Because as you go to your right like you are going to fall forward, because you're simply too far away from the golf ball. Now the next section I want you to consider is how important your head is in this overall process, your head is really, really heavy and the more you move your head one side or another the more you tilt your spine and your shoulders. So it's really quite important we keep the head in a good solid stable position. So we have the right width the stance, we have the right distance away from the golf ball, we've got the nice posture position and now we are going to keep the head pretty much leveled and up on top of the spine. We don’t want to tilt the head too far, about one way we don’t want to tilt the head too far about the other way, now you see may be a golf ball under your left eye from mid eye would be perfect. Then as the club moves away from the ball it's all about maintaining good balance, with turning the body weight in to the right side loading up the body weight for power. But it's important again we don’t go forward backwards with the balance sway one way sway the other way. If you have that good set up position your balance will generally be better because you stance is good you have the right distance away from the ball, your head is not all over the place. So we get this very athletic balance set up position heads is in a good place, we can turn put the body weight onto the inside of the right side, drive through to the golf ball with an overall good balance because you got your posture and your set up right. Work on the posture and the set up, maintain good weight shift in the back swing, and hit longer, straighter, and more consistent golf shots.
2015-11-05

So we've now established how important that getting the correct weight shift is during your back swing face, it’s also important we establish how the set up position can create good or bad habits for the back swing. So if when we are addressing the golf ball we have good posture, you should find that from good posture it's relatively easy to move the body weight back into the back swing in the correct fashion. But if you are in a position where your hips are tucked under and you're struggling to uphold the spine angle. Then moving the body weight back in the correct fashion is going to be quite difficult, your body weight is going to go on to the heel or the little toe of your right foot as you sway back and that’s going to be quite awkward for the balance and for the posture. The next thing I'd like you to consider is how wide apart your stance should be, so we've got good posture now so let's make sure the stance is the right width. If the stance is too narrow, you'll tend to sway too much and again you'll fall of balance. But likewise if your stance is a little bit too wide you might feel that it is very difficult to create a turn and you have too much resistance because you try and turn your shoulders your hips are resisting it. The next area that we can check up on is distance away from the golf ball, so we've got the good posture, we've got the right width and stance of our shoulder width for the feet will be good, now we've got to check how far away from the golf ball we are.

Too near in this position and I'm going to have to sway back into, get my hands out of my way of my legs or get my legs out of the way. My hands should like say so if you tune here your legs have to move and you'll sway the body weight goes to the little toe a bit too much like wise stretched out too much too far away here, you will probably find that as you swing back your body weight rotate to your left side to maintain balance. Because as you go to your right like you are going to fall forward, because you're simply too far away from the golf ball. Now the next section I want you to consider is how important your head is in this overall process, your head is really, really heavy and the more you move your head one side or another the more you tilt your spine and your shoulders. So it's really quite important we keep the head in a good solid stable position. So we have the right width the stance, we have the right distance away from the golf ball, we've got the nice posture position and now we are going to keep the head pretty much leveled and up on top of the spine. We don’t want to tilt the head too far, about one way we don’t want to tilt the head too far about the other way, now you see may be a golf ball under your left eye from mid eye would be perfect. Then as the club moves away from the ball it's all about maintaining good balance, with turning the body weight in to the right side loading up the body weight for power. But it's important again we don’t go forward backwards with the balance sway one way sway the other way. If you have that good set up position your balance will generally be better because you stance is good you have the right distance away from the ball, your head is not all over the place. So we get this very athletic balance set up position heads is in a good place, we can turn put the body weight onto the inside of the right side, drive through to the golf ball with an overall good balance because you got your posture and your set up right. Work on the posture and the set up, maintain good weight shift in the back swing, and hit longer, straighter, and more consistent golf shots.