Check Your Weight Distribution At Address

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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 “Check Your Weight Distribution At Address”

  1. August 26, 2012


    paul. My divots are way too deep. What’s the cure? Thanks

    • August 26, 2012

      Paul Wilson

      Mike, You are sliding too much laterally in the downswing. You need to turn more. This means you need to get the left leg locking straighter and locked into the follow through. When you slide your upper body leans right. The more right you lean the closer to the ground you get. Turn more and you will not lean as much thus stopping the club from digging into the ground.



  2. August 27, 2012


    Hi Paul,
    Always good to get reminder tips on basic’s to help make the rest of our swings easier to accomplish. My question is about the un-coiling of the lower body. When we say we are driving with our legs, does the right foot just go to the toe or do we drive with the right foot too?

    • August 28, 2012

      Paul Wilson

      Mike, you can use this right foot if you wish. I do. This is where I am pushing from. the inner edge of the shoe moves left. The weight goes to the inner edge of the right big toe. Then it rolls up onto the toe. I will have to shoot a tip on this one. If you are using the other triggers you will not feel this because you are not even thinking about it.

  3. Paul,

    This is the biggest destroyer of my golf swing. If I don’t think about it, I have 70+ percent of my weight on the balls of my feet. So many instructors teach being on the balls of ones feet. This results in a number of swing faults:
    – falling forward during the swing
    – causes me to use my arms and shoulders to save the shot
    – makes it hard to turn my hips open
    – rarely results in a good ball flight

    When I am make a conscious effort I place the weight over the arches of my feet. This enable me to turn by moving my back knee to my front knee. I don’t fall forward and am much less likely to come over the top with my shoulder and arms since I don’t have to save the shot.

    This should not be the cause of bad swings since it can be done easily during set up. However. I have to fight the urge to be on my toes when I set up to the ball. Do you have a good set of drills to help me to engrain proper weight distribution between the toe and the heal of my feet? I do like the sitting on the bar stool analogy.

    • Cameron,

      Yes, balls of the feet to me means toes. Avoid this at all costs. Think laces and you will be evenly distributed.

      To get this every time you need to rock forward lifting the heels a little then rock back lifting the toes a little. Do this a few times and you will find the balance point. Just remember to do it for a while.

  4. November 19, 2016


    Howdy Paul

    What is the weight distribution at impact or just before impact. Is the weight still on your right food at your head is behind the ball.

    Many thanks.


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