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WEIGHT TRANSFER IN THE BACK SWING

We often hear about weight shift or weight transfer in the golf swing but time and time again we see golfers confused about how our weight actually moves. The high majority of touring professionals will transfer some weight to their trail leg during the backswing and this helps load the muscles to then fire in the down swing to help produce power and an efficient delivery to the golf ball.

Understanding how that weight is transferred is key to allow you to produce the correct movement.  Many golfers “try” and shift weight in the back swing and this often leads to a poor lower body movement causing a sway.

Instead of thinking about “shifting” weight, think about your trail hip being anchored as you wind up your torso against it. You will not only feel your weight move but you will also create a stretch between the upper and lower body ready to fire as you start the down swing. Here your weight will move as a result of the torso rotating rather than any shift of the lower body.

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