SEAN FO­LEY

New re­search on how to shift your weight

Golf Digest (South Africa) - - Contents - SEAN FO­LEY is a Golf Di­gest Teach­ing Pro­fes­sional.

Shift your weight like this.

After mea­sur­ing more than 50 of the PGA Tour’s lead­ing play­ers with tech­nol­ogy from a company called Swing Cat­a­lyst, we’ve con­firmed that they shift their weight in a nearly iden­ti­cal man­ner. Us­ing a 6-iron, the pros we tested had 55 per­cent of their weight on the front leg at ad­dress, 80 per­cent on the back leg back at the top, 80 per­cent on the front leg at im­pact, and es­sen­tially all of their weight for­ward at the fin­ish ( above).

If you don’t shift your weight in a sim­i­lar fash­ion, your ball-strik­ing and dis- tance will suf­fer. Next time you hit prac­tice balls, feel your up­per body stay­ing cen­tred, but your weight shift­ing in the di­rec­tion the club is mov­ing. Sim­ply be­ing aware of that shift should im­prove your shots.

“Your up­per body stays cen­tred,

but your weight shifts.”

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