Power Leak Series – Weight Shift

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Paul Wilson

Paul Wilson is the creator of Swing Machine Golf and founder of Ignition Golf. Paul's golf swing technique is based on the Iron Byron swing machine. YouTube Channels: Paul Wilson Golf and Ignition Golf Tips. Please Join me on Google+

8 Responses to “Power Leak Series – Weight Shift”

  1. December 24, 2015

    Kermit Clayton

    Merry Christmas to you too Paul,
    Broke my left elbow Nov. 1st and just received OK to start back to golf next week. Have been catching up on your daily tips and looking forward to your excellent instruction into the new year.

    • December 27, 2015

      Paul Wilson


      If it’s not one thing it’s another. Be careful.

      Have a Happy New Year too!

  2. excellent tip. I have a hard time shifting my weight on the downswing. Now I will throw the ball. Garry

  3. December 27, 2015


    Sound instruction ,Paul .
    I’m not a baseball player ,but what yous describe is very similar to what great base ball players do when batting,SAMMY SOSA and others .they put a lot of weight on the back foot before moving energetically forwards;
    I consciously try ,when taking practice swings ,to feel through the soles of my feet the weight shift from the front foot to the back foot :the only difference I see with your recommendations ,is that I bring my weight back on the right heel before turning the hips forwards and starting the downswing ,while you bring your weight on the right instep only .
    What about JORDAN SPIETH’s move with the front foot rolling over in the throughswing?

    • December 27, 2015

      Paul Wilson


      I like the weight loading to the back instep/heel but the time get to the top. Once you are going to start down the weight is coming off this foot. I find the instep/big toe the best place to do this from (ala Hogan). Not sure how you are driving hard off your heel. Maybe this is an issue causing you distance.

      Lots of good player have been on the outside of this foot through impact (Tiger). I prefer it to be solid as you hit the ball as this is your base. Keep in mind Spieth has probably hit over million balls doing this without ever fixing it. Like any flaw that a great player has, do you fix it? If you fix it will he still be a great player or will it make him worse? As a teacher, these are the things I think about. Do you fix Jim Furyks swing? I doubt he would be the player he is if you did.

      Amateurs have hit nowhere near the golf balls a pro has. So it is usually better to fix it.

  4. August 15, 2017


    This is vital for my swing. I have been shifting the weight, but swaying or moving head too much going back. Now when I feel more centred and focusing on the weight stacking up over the right instep it is way easier to start down with touch legs only. Previously I had to start with the head moving towards the ball as well as touching my legs as I was too far back. Hopefully this will give me more consistency, and it should cure my pulls 🙂 Thanks!

    • Paul Wilson

      August 16, 2017

      Paul Wilson


      Yes, your body need to be stable with the weight loaded so you are in position to uncoil. Glad you see it.

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