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Say Yes – Weight Shift
By Paul Wilson | on October 28, 2022 | 8 Comments |
Tags: backswing golfmoving head golf swingtop of backswing golfweight shift golfyes
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 “Say Yes – Weight Shift”
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April 13, 2017WillCooper
I was wondering if other folks have experienced what I have in trying to swing slowly, say at 50%. Before I started grasping the body swing, I had a hard time slowing down and hitting a decent shot. It was only after I turned my arms off, learned to keep my back leg locked and stable, and rotated my hips without sliding that I could slow it down to any speed I wanted and still make good contact. I think the reason is that the only factor that changes is the speed of hips rotation. Everything else is exactly the same. Before, I had to adjust how fast I brought my arms down; I had to recover my hip position after moving forward, and so on. I had learned roughly how to coordinate all those faulty movements at normal speed, but when I tried slowing it down I lost the feel for it. With proper mechanics, none of that fine-tuning is necessary. Has anyone else experienced that?
April 14, 2017RaymondCHASTEL
Paul, The top tour player who demonstrates the best weight shift on the BACK FOOT like the one you show, is Henrik STENSON ,the winner of the 2016 BRITISH OPEN .He distinctly moves his weight at the beginning of the backswing .He’s a great example of what to do.
Now ,V.J TROLIO ,in his book on BEN HOGAN says “the secret”(There’s so many stories about BEN HOGAN’s secrets!)is that HOGAN kept his weight on his front foot during the entire swing so he just had to rotate around his left leg in the throughswing with no need to move his weight from back leg to front leg .JODY VASQUEZ ,who shagged balls for BEN HOGAN ,says about the same thing .He also adds that HOGAN told him that his consistency was due to his back leg not moving during the swing .
I ‘ve tried the “BEN HOGAN ” swing move ,but it restricts my backswing and disrupts my tempo and ,in my case ,the speed of the clubhead is several miles slower .
So I continue to do it your way,where I feel more comfortable and efficient .
April 18, 2017Paul Wilson
There was only 1 Hogan. I would think in all his books he mentions about shifting his weight. Like I keep saying, in this first book power golf he said to drive from the back instep. Kind of hard to do if you didn’t load the weight on the back instep. Also, why have your shoes custom made with an extra spike in the right instep if you aren’t going to shift your weight back there. Make no sense.
February 27, 2020TomPaterna
When you’ve gotten to this point with back heel loaded and you start downswing with one of your triggers, what are you focusing on? Just your hips turning? Are you concerned with your weight shift forward now?
April 15, 2017MichaelBlock
One great tip deserves another.
Paul I just watched an archive tip on swinging 2/3 with no conscious hands and arms as body does that and this wight transfer tip. The really go well as together one video tip enhances the other.
Your tips are superb BUT.
On both videos you ended it don’t overswing like this.
I had to erase it from my mind.
Establish what to do at the very end.
Thanks Paul. 🙂
April 18, 2017Paul Wilson
Glad you liked it. Not sure what you meant about the end. I usually re-cap what I said.
April 23, 2017DavidHilsabeck
On the back swing, to load 80% of your weight onto the instep heel does your right leg (for right handlers) move backwards at all while remaining flexed or do you try to keep it in the same position it was in at address?
I have arthritis in my right knee and I am trying to determine what the correct move should be and how I can do that without impacting the knee.
April 24, 2017Paul Wilson
You need stability in this back leg. So yes, you need the flex and you need to keep it in position. It can swivel a little to accommodate the coil of the upper body but there is very little movement of this knee.
Flex Right Knee: https://ignitiongolf.com/backswing-back-knee/
Flexed Right Knee Holding Knee: https://ignitiongolf.com/lower-body-stability/
DRILL: Bounce On Back Knee: https://ignitiongolf.com/drill-bounce-knee/