As the term implies, weight forward is simply moving the weight toward the target with the weight progressing forward from the start of your downswing continually through impact to finish.
Other Names for this Motion
Separation of upper and lower body, X-Factor, Kinetic Link, Kinetic Sequence, Pivot Lag, Swing from the ground up.
At address most golfers have their weight evenly distributed (50/50 each foot).
Throughout the history of the game, there have been a wide variety of how much weight is moving away from the target, or onto the trail foot, even by the best players in the world. Our recommendation is that during the backswing the golfer turns as sharply as possible and in doing so the weight moving onto the trail foot is kept at a minimum.
During the downswing 100% of ALL the best ball strikers have their weight moving forward onto the target side foot to and through impact. The bottom-line is, the higher the handicap the less weight is moving forward – the lower the handicap the more weight is moving forward.
Research shows that for irons, the best ball strikers have at least 80% of their weight on the target side foot at impact.
With our teaching, the weight is moving forward with the driver but is moving in such a manner to optimize the driver’s potential. Can you swing a driver like your irons and get away with it? The answer is yes, as we see many tour players that do precisely that. There is scientifically proven research that supports our teaching that to optimize the use of your driver one should swing differently than they do with their irons. What we teach WILL increase your distance.
There is scientifically proven research of the positive cause and effect for implementation of this Key. Golfers who follow our simplistic approach to teaching this Key will receive and experience:
- The “correct amount” of Weight Forward for:
- Your Swing
- A simple cue that will have you:
- Performing the motion
- Hitting the ball first
- Increased X-Factor
- Hitting the ball further
- A drill to assure:
- The correct application
- Create your own feel
- Continued maintenance
- Continued improvement
- Developing the correct habit
- Your Swing