Top 5 Indoor Golf Drills for Perfect Weight Transfer

Weight transfer is an important element in golf related to your golf swing. This element plays a role in how you complete your backswing, downswing and how your body shifts through the whole shot. While there are drills to help you recognize how your weight transfers, you can complete a number of drills that can help you with other areas in connection to weight transfer. Here are 5 things you can do indoors to help you get ready for your next round on the course.

  1. Use a swing weight to help you determine differences between your weight and the weight created from the swing. You can practice swinging as you normally would but this helps establish a unique difference in how your weight feels as you move into different swing positions including the backswing, downswing and upswing.
  2. Practicing swinging with your club but pay closer attention to shoulder movement. Your shoulders should help your arms stay in one position, but as your hips rotate you may notice weight shifting, especially if your stance is wider. You can change positioning of your stance to feel a difference in weight transfer.
  3. Do practice shots that encourage you to get off of your back foot. In some cases this may have more to do with your setup and how you approach your shot. When you practice your backswing try not to have too much weight on your lead foot. This may cause you to lose your balance or fall back.
  4. Practicing swing but pay attention to tempo, speed and how hard you swing. You can try to swing as hard as possible but notice what happens. The weight transfer may occur more quickly from the front to the back, but in the same speed of the rotation of the swing. This is good for long drives when on the course.
  5. Use two clubs to help you with this drill. You can use a 6 wedge and place the face of the club underneath your left foot so that the club sticks up. Hold the club you would normally use to make your shot in your hand with your normal set up. As you go into your backswing and come down your left foot should come up slightly to initiate the weight transfer to your other leg. This helps raise awareness of the transfer but it should occur before your club makes contact with the ball.