Difference in Weight Shift between Pros and Amateurs
As you know, correct weight transfer is necessary to hit the ball far. If you are lacking distance, you may have incorrect weight shift during the swing.
When you look at pros and amateurs, there is a big difference in weight shift.
The study done by the researchers from University of Pittsburgh Medical Center shows a big difference between pros and amateurs.
1) At the top of the backswing
Pros: 90% of the weight is on their right foot
Amateurs: Only 50% of weight is on the right foot
2) At the start of the downswing
Pros: 110% of weight is on left foot
Amateurs: 65% of weight is on left foot
3) At impact
Pros: 25% of weight is on both feet
Amateurs: 50% of weight is on both feet
At the top of the backswing, pros have 90% of the weight on their back foot! But the amateurs only have 50% of their weight on the back foot.
So this means that the amateurs have lots of potential for more distance because they are not taking advantage of their weight shift.
At impact, you will notice that the pros only have 25% of weight on both feet.
Where did the rest of their weight go?
Pros were using 75% of their weight to add power to the ball. That's a secret to more distance.
Pros can hit it much further than amateurs because they have correct weight transfer.
To check your weight transfer, try to lift your left foot completely off the ground at the top of your swing. If you can't do this easily, you are not shifting your weigh to your right foot.
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