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Weight Distribution Throughout Your Golf Swing
By Paul Wilson | on November 21, 2014 | 8 Comments |
Tags: Golf SwingGolf Swing Weight ShiftWeight Distribution Golf Swing
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 “Weight Distribution Throughout Your Golf Swing”
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March 15, 2013michaelmoul
Paul, this tip has been a huge help. In the past, I had been told to take an “athletic” position at set up, i.e. up on the balls of my feet. As a result, I’ve always fought to keep my back knee from swaying out. But your advice about keeping the weight flat across the feet at setup and on the inside back heel on backswing has completely cured my sway problem. Shot shape moved from a moderate hook to near straight, I suppose because without the sway, I’m better able to properly turn the lower body through impact. I’ve also found that by lightly lifting my toes at setup forces the weight to be distributed evenly across my feet from the ball of the foot back to the heel. Any dangers in this approach, or anything else to watch for? Am I over-reading any of this? Thanks. Mike
March 15, 2013Paul Wilson
Glad you like the site. I truly appreciate it. I just need to keep getting the word out about it. There are many people out there who could benefit from it.
The sway is a tough thing to fix. It takes understanding how to coil the body (circular) instead of sideways. You also should not have the weight on the outside edges of the feet at setup. Then it is constantly loading into the instep back heel at the top of the backswing.
In all of my tips where I mention the weight loading I say to load it into the instep/heel of the back foot. I just looked through all of my tips and can’t seem to find any that specifically addresses that issue other than the one on this page so I guess I need to do one. Glad you figured it out though so definitely keep doing it.
The ball is hooking when you don’t feel the weight because you are doing a reverse pivot. This sends you over the top and gets you hitting with arms because the body in not in position to be used to power the swing. This tip would address this:
Move Head: https://ignitiongolf.com/move-head-back
Please keep doing what you are doing. Once you get rid of that sway you should see your consistency dramatically improve.
November 23, 2014BruceJespersen
You make it look so easy shifting the weight, but it’s so hard to see how you visibly keep the head behind at impact and at the same time shifting the weight. I know you have done TIps on this….but any other ways to help one see and feel this as you are shifting the wiegt with 80% power. P.S. I recommend you a lot as no other compares.
November 23, 2014Paul Wilson
Glad you like the tips. Thanks for letting others know about it.
I just did a tip on this the other day:
Cures – Manually Tilt To Stop Pulling: https://ignitiongolf.com/manually-tilt-cure-pull/
If you cannot get the leg action then manually tilt then add the touch the legs later.
September 12, 2016MarvinMonk
Paul, I can see that this is simple for you. But it seems to me that timing in the swing has to match the turn perfectly to allow the weight to shift to the left foot. I frequently find myself doing this very weird looking dance step at the end of my swing when I am on the course. I can stand in front of a full length mirror in my workout room and do it perfectly. Any recommendations?
September 12, 2016Paul Wilson
If you are not doing it you are trying to swing at top speed. Why not slow down for a while and just do the move. Too many people keep trying to hit great shots all of the time. If you are changing something .. change it no matter how slow you have to do it. You build a great swing then you speed it up with body rotation. If you keep doing your old swing when do you ever change anything?
May 6, 2018StianOttersen
Hi Paul. At the end of the swing the weight should be at the outside heel area of the left leg. I dont think you mentioned where you should feel it as you transition from the back leg?
Should it go to the left big toe area first and then gradually move over to the heel area? I believe Rory said this was his main swing thought and I do admire his swing, along with yours!
May 7, 2018Paul Wilson
I did a couple of tips on it here:
Front Foot Impact: https://ignitiongolf.com/foot-position/
Rory is very close to what I teach. Love his swing.
Forward Foot: https://ignitiongolf.com/follow-through-forward-foot/