Many professional golfers may have different ways to swing the club in their backswing. However, all highly skilled golfers have some similarities at impact with their weight and their spine.
Here, at the Academy we strive to keep our students centered over the ball, we believe it makes the entire process of swinging a golf club an easier, simpler, repeatable model.
But, we are going to discuss impact.
Whether you shift your weight, re-route the club, or conform to great geometry on the backswing, ALL GOOD GOLFERS have a similar look when they hit the ball.
Their lower body weight is forward (on their left side) their spine is tilted (not straight up and down) and the arms are extended. This has been consistent over decades, this is not a new revolution in golf.
How does this happen? On the downstroke your lower body weight needs to be moving laterally forward, this shallows the club and tilts the spine, as well, as allows the arms to extend.
Here are some players demonstrating this principle:
You can practice this principle by starting with your weight forward, arms straight and your spine tilted slightly at impact. Hit small chips shots to learn what it feels like and then you can start lengthening your swing.