Stop struggling with your weight shift with this one simple drill that not only forces you to shift your weight easily and correctly, but also encourages proper balance, rhythm and tempo!
A lot of golfers struggle with just the basic movements of transferring their weight in the golf swing from the right foot to their left foot, and how their hips and how they rotate. I've got a very simple golf swing drill that I use all the time when I'm teaching that's going to make it really easy for you to learn how to move your body between your feet, move your body weight, and it's so simple that it'll make all of these things that you've struggled with for a long time, transferring your weight, and how your hips rotate, very easy and very natural and athletic.
Without getting mechanical, the great thing about it is that it's a very athletic natural thing to do, and it's just a little bit of an exaggeration of what you do in the real golf swing. Here is what we do when we have golfers who come in for lessons and they can't get figure, an understanding of how the lower body works in the swing, is like, going back we have them lift the left heel, and then stomp the left heel and lift the right heel. That's really it. If you lift the left heel and then lift the right heel, all of a sudden, and I'm really exaggerating it here. I'm letting my hips turn a little bit, I'm lifting my right heel, my left heel and then my right heel, your body weight naturally transfers. You are not going to lift your left heel in the air, and then stay on the left side, and then lift your right heel and then stay on the right side. You'd be completely off balance.
Again, without getting into the mechanics of the squat and the weight shift and all these things that we get into the details a lot. You can learn this basic movement very simply by just lifting each heel. Lift your left heel when you go back, lift your right heel when you go through, and then all of a sudden you can start making a movement very simple as a golf swing. Especially if you are used to doing one of these things and hanging way back here, you can see my heel has got to be on the ground, I can't do it with my heel up in the air.
What this will do is give you good footwork, I hate to use that term because it's overused a lot and misused in my opinion, but it'll give you good footwork to lean how to transfer your weight in the golf swing, just lifting your heel. This will make you lighter on your feet in a sense that it's going to allow you to transfer your weight very easily. To hit balls like this you can just lift your left heel, lift your right heel, and all of a sudden you are going to find thar your weight is going to naturally transfer back and forth with this very simple drill.
-Dr. Jeffrey Broker, Assoc. Prof. in Biomechanics at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and Former Senior Biomechanist for U.S. Olympics Committee
-Hub Orr - Happy PREMIUM MEMBER of RotarySwing.com
-Sam Jarman, PGA Golf Instructor in the UK