By Swingpal.com staff
Making a good turn away from the ball and properly loading your weight into your trail leg are crucial factors in generating a powerful golf swing.
A lot of golfers, however, as they approach the top of their back swing will start to see their weight move back toward their front foot, a swing issue commonly referred to as a reverse pivot.
And if you have a reverse pivot in your swing, that’s going to create downswing and impact issues as well, given that your weight instead of moving forward through the downswing will inevitably move away from the target as a compensation for the reverse pivot.
In our Tip of the Week segment, Swingpal instructor Jim Williams has a great drill to help you feel what it’s like to make a proper weight shift and get turned correctly behind the ball, both of which will eliminate a reverse pivot.
Try this drill the next time you’re on the range and if you can “load up” like this in your swing, powerful, accurate shots will be the result.