The Golf Swing Weight Transfer

The Golf Swing Weight Transfer

Now we have proof!  I’ve been saying for years that even baseball players don’t really transfer their weight in the way people think.  Yes they lift their front leg but then their body does not actually move forward during the swing. 

As was talked about all over the PGA show this year, the weight transfer in your golf swing actually goes backward or toward your back foot at impact!  I’ve shown backward motion in the golf swing on video numerous times in lessons and our workshop sessions. The new Bodytrak swing mat proves what I, as well as many other golf instructors, have been saying for years!  You can refer to our Blog posting on the Bodytrak system at

How many times have you read golf tips that say “transfer your weight to your front foot.”  Big mistake!  Of course if a given golfer has a serious spin out move, meaning they turn their body excessively, the weight transfer in their golf swing motion could be a big help.

I would like to thank one of our new members Lisa Wright for sending us this video analysis of a classic baseball swing.  Please take note of the following:

1) How the body turns on the axis and does not pass the blue line drawn by the coach
2) Notice how even with the lifting of the front leg the hands of the batter do not move forward or toward the pitcher at all.

Hurricanes go around, electric motors go around, tornadoes go around!  Any movement side to side only reduces your golf club head speed and adds to the possibility of inconsistencies. 

A really good drill to try is hitting balls on only your back foot.  Take something like an eight iron and hit balls real easy on only your back leg.  I like to place my front toe BARELY touching the ground just for balance, but I put no weight on it at all.  You might be surprised at how straight and consistent you hit the ball this way.

A Special Thank You to All Our Students/Members

sauers-lopezA Special Thanks You to All Our Students/Members

I had a very exciting weekend in Ft. Lauderdale and it’s all thanks to you!   All the fine students we have that have supported us year after year is what made the weekend with Gene Sauers possible. It’s my turn to reciprocate with passing on the “insider information” of a touring pro golf lesson, to help you better enjoy this wacky game of golf we all know and love.

I can NOT thank Pat Robertson enough for putting Gene and I together.  No not the pastor, no relation, but I do consider our Pat a Saint.  Life long friend of Gene’s  doing everything he can to help Gene win on the Champions Tour.

I will be holding a webinar on Tuesday night at 7 PM.  I’ll show pictures, explain what we worked on and why it will help Gene be more consistent, (you too!).  I’ll also show you the new video capture software Gene introduced me to that we will put into practice this season.

All you have to do is go to  Please get there around five minutes early so you have time to set up your sound to hear the webinar.  You will find a green bar across the top and one of the icons will look like a telephone receiver.  Click on that and then choose call by the internet.  That will allow you to hear and ask questions during the webinar.

I do NOT want to put this out on the internet.  This is only for the benefit of our fine students/members!  Tuesday night at 7 PM.