In order to successfully swing a golf club, you have to be able to transfer your weight properly at different points in the swing. The best way to accomplish this is to start off with a proper setup position.
Because of a question sent in by Joe Hunter, I want to talk about the importance of the master setup position and being pre-loaded heavy right. This is what will allow you to ring the bell and bump correctly, which will enable you to straigthen your arms out at impact and remain behind the ball during contact.
I am now trying your method to get back some of the length I have lost over the years. Can you tell me about weight shift in the backswing?
One of the things we always have to talk about when it comes to the PPGS is our setup and how different it is than other swing methods being taught today. Being pre-loaded heavy right allows us to sink or sit onto our back leg, giving us the ability to push off during our forward swing.
We are also one of the only swings that is truly behind the ball at impact. Most other swings pull your hands out in front by rotating your upper body. Our arms can straighten out at impact because we're behind the ball to start. You will have to resist the front knee from breaking, otherwise it will cause you to over-rotate. Once our 3/4 vertical backswing is complete, we ring the bell and bump. The thing you need to remember about your backswing is the importance of maintaining your spine angle. If you try to swing past 3/4, you will end up throwing your balance and spine angle out of whack.
We have to sit or sink into the right side (left side for lefties). The leg should be receiving your weight during your backswing, not rejecting it. If you get pushed forward, it's your body rejecting the weight. Remember, you can't straighten your back leg, otherwise you won't be able to push off it. You push off by allowing the weight to sink into it first.
During my practice swings I always want to feel the weight going down into my back foot before I bump. The right leg has to compress. You can do this by always remembering to get pre-loaded heavy right before you take the club back.
Keep it vertical!
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