Shifting Weight Too Soon To Forward Leg

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Paul Wilson

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9 Responses to “Shifting Weight Too Soon To Forward Leg”

  1. September 22, 2016


    I’ve been struggling to change this for a long time because it was so ingrained in my swing. That said, it is possible to have slight pulls, not the massive ones you illustrate. I can and have been able to play with it but have been trying very hard to eliminate it. The only success I have had is to make believe I am not going to swing the club down at all once getting to the top of the backswing and then try to drive my legs/lower body to square the club head at impact letting the arms go. If I attempt to “press on the accelerator” I usually hit fat.
    This is hard to eliminate, over the top, but the above crutch seems to work.

    Later, Ken

    • September 23, 2016

      Paul Wilson


      Yes, you can come slightly over the top. This worked for more than one of the best players of all time.

      I like how you said, you had to make believe that you are not going to swing the club down at all from the top. This is exactly how you should be thinking. You cannot think hit, then turn them off through impact. It starts from the top. If your arms are turned off you would use the body as you have no other way of hitting the ball. I would stick to this though and not trying to help the ball as you hit the ball. Once you get better at these thoughts then you speed up the leg drive.

      Also, on a nightly basis you should be doing practice swings while angled behind the ball. Why not do this and get used to it without the ball. Swinging like this gives you a whole different perspective as you hit the ball. Visually you need to get used to it so doing practice swings staying behind it gets you used to it so you can do it when you hit an actual ball. Anyway, you must be close now.

  2. September 22, 2016


    Amen to this tip. As a player who has always come over the top looking for that ‘power’, this is a common mistake when I get too excited during a round. When I go back to making sure I have the proper tilt (which I think also helps from shifting too soon), it normally fixes itself.

    • September 23, 2016

      Paul Wilson


      Good stuff. This really takes work and focus to eliminate it forever. Glad you see it.

  3. September 23, 2016


    I believe I too have this problem. I produce slight pulls at time. On the range I notice my divots angling to the left (I’m a rightie). It doesn’t feel like I’m leaning in the downswing, but I must be. Is there a way to improve consistency in rotating properly?

  4. September 24, 2016


    Thanks, Paul. Will follow your suggestions.

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