How To Shift Your Weight In The Golf Swing – Avoiding A Flip

A big problem, especially with amateur golfers is knowing exactly how to shift your weight in the golf swing. In the image below, you can see a current student who spent some time studying Stack and Tilt. Now, he’s not set up exactly how they would advocate, but you can see the tendency of being more on the left side at address. You can clearly see that at address, he’s definitely set up more into his left side.

In the image below, you can see how his left arm is a little jammed into his body and his head is further forward. If you draw a straight line from his nose it’s further forward. On the right side, we’ve got him a little further back, and while his head is turned a little bit in the image, he now has his head a little further behind the ball. You can see the entire video below.

Shifting Your Weight In The Golf Swing Video:

Why is the setup so important? Because during the takeaway, just about 80% of your weight is going to be transferred to your right ankle. If you’re set up incorrectly, not only may your weight not shift properly, it can cause a number of other problems.

  1. Head movement forward
  2. Hip movement forward
  3. Reverse C
  4. Lack of shoulder turn
  5. Flip
  6. Scooping

The reality is that in order to shift your weight in the golf swing correctly, you MUST first be in a good set up position. Most golfers never get the setup correct and thus it bleeds over into the rest of the swing. The setup of your spine angle and pelvis, really determines your swing plane and path to a large degree. So when you set up incorrectly, not only is shifting your weight properly going to be tough….so is everything else!

Chuck Quinton

is the founder of the RotarySwing Tour online golf instruction learning system. He played golf professionally for 8 years and has been teaching golf since 1995 and has worked with more than 100 playing professionals who have played on the PGA, and other major tours around the world.

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