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Golfprofi1234

Too much weight at the front foot (Impact)?

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Hi guys! Thats my first post so I am not sure if I am right here ;) So my problem is: I made a few videos of my swing and saw that I had too much weight on my front foot at impact (about 90%) My head was on the left side of the ball (right handed). The results are deep divots, fat and also thin shots (slice too!!). Today at the range I tried to not put so much weight at my front foot, but it seems like I cant stop doing that. Thanks in advance for any replies!!!

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iacas    4,174
Originally Posted by Golfprofi1234

Hi guys! Thats my first post so I am not sure if I am right here ;)

So my problem is: I made a few videos of my swing and saw that I had too much weight on my front foot at impact (about 90%) My head was on the left side of the ball (right handed). The results are deep divots, fat and also thin shots (slice too!!). Today at the range I tried to not put so much weight at my front foot, but it seems like I cant stop doing that. Thanks in advance for any replies!!!

That's not too much weight. PGA Tour pros get 90% of their pressure forward at impact. It is, however, weight forward "improperly" because your head has gone forward.

Read over these threads and post back here again if you have any questions, or post at the end of these:

http://thesandtrap.com/t/54115/weight-forward-and-secondary-axis-tilt/

http://thesandtrap.com/t/29616/the-biggest-secret-slide-your-hips/

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Audaxi    2

Adding to what Iacas has mentioned, just feel like you lower body moves towards the target (which carries your weight there) while your head remains at or slightly behind the ball into impact. Looking at the picture, and reading your analysis, it sounds like you have a fairly good understanding of the swing, so think of the followthrough being what carries your head forward into the finish position rather than the weight shift.

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mvmac    1,760
Originally Posted by Golfprofi1234

Here's a picture of it...

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Take a look at the left wrist, it's bent (cupped).  IMO that is what's causing those fat/thin shots.  Ideally we want a flat left wrist, meaning the club shaft, and left arm are in line at impact.  Check out this drill

http://thesandtrap.com/t/61376/5sk-video-thread#post_783068

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I also think that impact position looks pretty solid, especially when you get that left wrist flat.  Here's a video as to why it is important.

One other thing to mention.  As I said, I think your impact looks great, but your head seems too forward.  I think this problem can be addressed simply by moving the ball forward in your stance some.  Here is another video.

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phillyk    179

Doing a balance check might be a good idea too, either by putting your feet together or putting one behind the other on a line perpendicular to line towards target.  Helps to keep the head in place and not putting too much weight on the front foot.

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