One of the benefits of playing golf with all levels of players is to watch and analysis different golf swings. I was fortunate enough to play in a fun scramble tournament on Friday for my work place: 22 Wing North Bay. My team was made up of a beginner, an intermediate player, long hitter, and myself. As I watched the other three players swing away, I realized just how important my balance and weight shift is to my game.
Specifically, I noticed that they made great contact when they were balanced during set up and applied and even weight shift through their swing. I found that, for the most part, my balance set up was steady, but my weight shift was erratic. This minor swing hitch was likely because I was trying to keep up with the big hitter and over-swinging. This is not uncommon for me, but something I am constantly aware of to prevent.
My weight shift is very delicate and has to be timed perfectly and it is something I do struggle with all the time. I have a tendency not to shift my weight as much as I should; this is a know swing error. Interestingly, when I do apply the proper weight shift, I hit the ball long and straight. But, for some reason I forget this lesson and bounce back and forth between shifting and not.
Sean Foley has a very good video about the importance of the weight shift:
Well, I have identified a challenge and I might be shelving the fix until the winter training. I do not have the time right now as I am working on my GIR stat and putting. I can only do so many things at once. Regardless, it is on my list and hopefully this will help improve my game.
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!