How to Get a Feel for a Proper Weight Transfer in Your Golf Swing

Weight shift transfer occurs when you make contact with the ball. There are different motions the body goes through to achieve weight transfer. It helps to think about how the body moves to understand where and how the transfer occurs. You can practice the motion to help you achieve balance and control throughout your swing. In some cases you can determine how the weight shift helps you get the ball further when you assess what happens before and after you swing when weight shifting occurs. Here are some pointers to help you determine proper weight transfer in your golf swing.

  • Pay attention to the position of your hands and arms and how they swing the club. This helps set the tone for the shift to occur as you make your shot. Review proper alignment of shoulders to your hips and make note of the position your arms and hands should be as your weight shifts.
  • Your legs, feet and hips should be in good position to help you address the ball and swing through. Your legs help you form good stance with your feet spread apart enough to achieve a comfortable balance. You need to keep this in mind as you swing because if your stance is unbalance you could shift too much of your weight at one time.
  • As you take away from the ball your weight may shift slightly. This is another point when your weight transfers. This also helps shift weight from your right leg to the other.
  • Most of your weight will then shift to the back leg with knees slightly bent forward as you go into your backswing. This action helps you achieve good motion through your backswing and downswing.
  • Weight may transfer at certain points during the swing but upon impact it will be distributed evenly. When you pay closer attention to where the transfer occurs you will notice it balances out to help you make your shot with good impact.
  • Pay attention to the position of your feet and stance as you follow through your swing. You should remain stationary as your hips rotate and you make contact.
  • Try to avoid doing a reverse pivot or lack lower body movement so you can produce a good amount of natural energy to give your shot power.