A weighty Issue
This club and mirror drill will help negate one of the root causes of inconsistent strikes
Negate a root cause of inconsistent strikes. BY LUKE TIDMARSH
Most golfers are aware that weight transfer is important for the golf swing, especially when it comes to generating power and distance. However, a lot of the time I see players either shifting all of their body and their head laterally right and left to get this transfer which causes inconsistent strikes. In other instances, I see amateurs tilt their body in the backswing which forces the weight onto the left side at the top of the backswing and results in them finishing on their back foot in the downswing. To get this weight transfer happening effectively we need to ensure that we are setting the backswing by rotating your body correctly. To check how you should move, stand in front of the mirror at home, place a golf club across your chest (as pictured left) and try to turn your shoulders so that the middle of your chest faces behind you - mimicking the backswing. As you do this, try to maintain the flex of your right knee. This will ensure that the weight transfers into your right side on the way back. With effective weight transfer you should see a much stronger and more consistent ball flight.