- Weight Distribution
Weight distribution upon ones feet will
directly influence the balance of a golfer throughout
his or her swing.
When standing over a ball all golfers
should attempt to place their weight beneath the laces
of the shoe. Another good way to achieve proper weight
distribution would be to make sure the weight is distributed
evenly from toe to heel.
Weight distribution from left to right
(i.e. front to back) is much more complicated. The proper
weight distribution from left to right should in fact
be just slightly in favor of the side furthest away
from the target. For example: you back foot should support
55% of your body weight. This is accomplished as a golfer,
during setup, regardless of whether they are right handed
or left, should have a slight tilt, in the waist, away
from the target (see our related tip).
This produces slightly more weight on the back foot
than the front.