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what’s the correct weight distribution throughout the swing

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Hi all

I have only recently joined the forum but I have found some fantastic information on here from threads and videos. I am making an effort to turn my hips and shoulders better and have read various threads regarding hip flexing and the rear leg straightening during the backswing to maintain the hip angle, my question is how is the weight distributed throughout to form a good swing, by taking the flex away from the rear leg in the backswing it feels like that’s pushing my weight over to my leading leg, is this correct or should I be feeling equal weight on both feet, also at address with a driver i have read that the leading hip should push towards the target to form an angle throught the legs and torso rather than a straight line, again this feels like the weight is biased towards the leading leg, is this correct.

I hope this all makes sense, any advice appreciated.

Dave

 

 

 

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Hard to say without seeing the swing. But me personally, i never feel my weight leave the inside of either of my legs at any point throughout the swing until the ball is gone.  If you feel your weight go dramatically over either leg or the other, it may mean your swaying back and forth. Some players play well with big lateral weight shift, but generally thats not the way to go. At address, i like to feel athletic with my shoulders over the balls of my feet and the weight resting in the insteps. It kinda feels like I'm balled and up ready to release tension. 

I see some players physically drop their trail shoulder at address, which moves their weight over the back leg. Probably don't want to do that. Your trail shoulder will drop naturally if you set up correctly. 

 

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There's weight and there's pressure, not the same. What you feel and what actually happens will probably be different. You could go to a place with a force/pressure plate to get a better idea.

 

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30 minutes ago, nevets88 said:

There's weight and there's pressure, not the same. What you feel and what actually happens will probably be different. You could go to a place with a force/pressure plate to get a better idea.

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7 hours ago, nevets88 said:

There's weight and there's pressure, not the same. What you feel and what actually happens will probably be different. You could go to a place with a force/pressure plate to get a better idea.

 

I was looking for an idea of what it should be, whether it should feel equal or not and surely the pressure that is recorded is weight difference between the 2 feet? I can’t imagine that you’d find 2 players with the same readings either, so unless I knew what I should be doing then it wouldn’t be that helpful.

 

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7 hours ago, Chipster said:

I was looking for an idea of what it should be, whether it should feel equal or not and surely the pressure that is recorded is weight difference between the 2 feet? I can’t imagine that you’d find 2 players with the same readings either, so unless I knew what I should be doing then it wouldn’t be that helpful.

At setup: 50/50 to 60/40 (60 being left) is generally a good range.

Weight is not the same as pressure. When you jump, a scale would read a much higher weight than your actual body weight because you're exerting more force downward than you would be if you were just standing there.

Pros are not all the same weight/pressure distribution, but they're close. So viewing any good player's pressure data is helpful.

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