What is the Correct Golf Swing Weight Shift Takeaway and Downswing for Senior Golfers (Video)
What is the Correct Golf Swing Weight Shift Takeaway and Downswing for Senior Golfers (Video)

Okay we're going to talk about weight shift in the swing. Weight shift is very, very important. It’s something that most probably people don't really think about, talk about. They tends to get over and turn the shoulders, swing their hands quickly, trying to hit the ball hard, but the weight transfer is very, very important indeed. When you setup to the ball for a normal golf shot then we could have setup with our weight 50-50.

As we swing the club back, the weight just started to transfer from 50-50 to position where its around about 65% on the right side. Now, basically by getting the weight here is storing the weight as I pulled the club back down the weight then transferred back to where it was at the impact here and as we hit down and through the weight should go through to most probably about 90% so that's where the weight should be going. How do you know if you're actually doing that correctly? Well again you could actually get a video camera or a mobile phone looking in the mirror and the reflection and see if you're actually getting this weight. Is it on the right side or the top of the back swing? Most golfers tend to keep it on the left side because they feel more safe and more secure, big mistake, but that's what it feels. So from here weight back this is what we should be doing. This position here and as the knees and the hip rotate back to the ball, the weight shifts back into the impact and go through. Pretty simple tip. Put yourself against the wall. Put yourself into the position. Put your butt and cheeks against the wall and then from here just think about it. That's from here. Let's roll this cheek off the wall and you can see quite clearly that the weight is shifted to the right. It's very clear. Watch this again. This cheek is going to come off. Here's where the weight is. As I bring the club back down, the left cheek comes back to impact and the right cheek comes up and again you can see the weight transferring. Very, very simple tip. No excuse for all that doing this. We can all find a wall somewhere. Go and work on it and that will improve that weight distribution.
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Okay we're going to talk about weight shift in the swing. Weight shift is very, very important. It’s something that most probably people don't really think about, talk about. They tends to get over and turn the shoulders, swing their hands quickly, trying to hit the ball hard, but the weight transfer is very, very important indeed. When you setup to the ball for a normal golf shot then we could have setup with our weight 50-50.

As we swing the club back, the weight just started to transfer from 50-50 to position where its around about 65% on the right side. Now, basically by getting the weight here is storing the weight as I pulled the club back down the weight then transferred back to where it was at the impact here and as we hit down and through the weight should go through to most probably about 90% so that's where the weight should be going. How do you know if you're actually doing that correctly? Well again you could actually get a video camera or a mobile phone looking in the mirror and the reflection and see if you're actually getting this weight. Is it on the right side or the top of the back swing? Most golfers tend to keep it on the left side because they feel more safe and more secure, big mistake, but that's what it feels.

So from here weight back this is what we should be doing. This position here and as the knees and the hip rotate back to the ball, the weight shifts back into the impact and go through. Pretty simple tip. Put yourself against the wall. Put yourself into the position. Put your butt and cheeks against the wall and then from here just think about it. That's from here. Let's roll this cheek off the wall and you can see quite clearly that the weight is shifted to the right. It's very clear. Watch this again. This cheek is going to come off. Here's where the weight is. As I bring the club back down, the left cheek comes back to impact and the right cheek comes up and again you can see the weight transferring. Very, very simple tip. No excuse for all that doing this. We can all find a wall somewhere. Go and work on it and that will improve that weight distribution.