Golf Swing Weight Shift – Video Golf Lesson by Herman Williams Golf

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www.hermanwilliamsgolf.com Golf swing weight shift explained in this video golf lesson by Herman Williams, PGA Pro at The Golf Academy in Raleigh, NC. The golf swing weight shift is largely misunderstood amongst amateur golfers. In this online video golf lesson, Herman reveals how most golfers have the wrong concept of weight shift which results in casting with an over the top golf swing and a high, weak slice. Look for the article that goes with this video and other golf training videos and articles at http

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hermanwilliamsgolf says:

I’m not sure I understand “transfer to the right leg in downswing.” Did you mean backswing or “transfer to left leg on downswing”? I think you’ve got it but I always want to be clear that we’re on the same page.

gmonkey808 says:

This took me a while to get my head around. Always swayed right in error.
My ass (left cheek) is almost acting as a counterweight on the transfer to the right leg on downswing.
Is that the right feeling?

mallorypmm says:

Herman is one of the best teachers on you tube or the internet if you ask me. he is able to break each technique down and explain it effectively and simply. I have basically learned how to play golf from watching his videos. Thanks SO much Herman!!!!! Hermanize us!!!! lol

hermanwilliamsgolf says:

Perfect … couldn’t have said it better. Thanks for commenting. – Herman

f0cusen says:

Great video, how I explain it is that you want some lateral hipmovement to start the dowswing after that you just want to get rid of your left hip, the left hip moves backwards in the dowswing not in beginning though, it’s kinda similiar to what the right hip is doing in the backswing, it moves backwards and try to add some depth in the right hip in the backswing so you can lower in the backswing, it feels like you are sitting down you want the same feeling in the forwardswing it’s like a squat.

gmonkey808 says:

great video. Thanks.

Liverpool UK

rssuttle says:

Just watched about 8 of the videos. I learned something from everyone of them. You speak clearly and are able to demonstrate so anyone can understand. Thanks. I will be at the range for a few weeks to put into place your instructions. Golfing for 10yrs and no one told me that my grip may be causing an issue ( enter locking fingers). I learn more in 40mins watching you then I did in 6 lessons working with my local pro. Thanks I will be telling my friends

56dlp says:

The bump (Lateral shift) is very important. It enables you to impact the ball right before the very bottom of the swing arc. Not only will it help you hit the ball straight, but it will make the ball “Check-up” when it lands on the green because you are now hitting downward on it. Without the bump, you risk impacting the ball AFTER the bottom of the arc. If this happens, you will pull your shots and get draws and hooks.

hermanwilliamsgolf says:

You’ve got it perfect … good luck. – Herman

leiruagetro says:

Again, you a saved my game, you are the only instructor that can explain important golf techniques for amateurs like me effectively

Please tell me if I understand this correctly,I bump for weight transfer, my back should be to the target, drop club in to the slot and then clear hips which in turn leads the upper body?

Thank you for your awesome videos and instruction, I enjoy all of them!

hermanwilliamsgolf says:

Good question. Right handed golfer will bump or shift toward target and left hip will be higher than right hip. Therefore as the hips unwind there is a slight tilt similar to swing plane angle but not identical. By the time you complete the finish the hips are level again.

yengwenli says:

Herman, should the hip be unwind during downswing parallel to the ground, or to the swing plane?

hermanwilliamsgolf says:

Yes it does clear more space but is not the only benefit or reason for doing it. Shifting improves downward strike thru ball – get your center left of ball on iron shots for good divots. Don’t need more bump on longer club unless wider stance. With no bump, unless you have Tour quality flexibility, when the hips clear most people will also turn the torso & hands/club go over the top. Casting then occurs to catch up in time to hit the ball, otherwise you may go around or over the ball.

hermanwilliamsgolf says:

Yes, it does clear more space but is not the only benefit or reason for doing it. Shifting improves downward strike thru ball – get your center left of ball on iron shots for good divots. Don’t need more bump on longer club unless wider stance. With no bump, unless you have Tour quality flexibility, when the hips clear most people will also turn the torso & hands/club go over the top. Casting then occurs to catch up in time to hit the ball, otherwise you may go around or over the ball

yengwenli says:

Herman, so, the “bump” is for clearing more space for the club coming down the slot? does that mean the longer the club, the more the needing of the “bump”? what if there is no bump with just turning of hip to start downswing; would that be easier to go over the top/casting? thanks Herman

hermanwilliamsgolf says:

It’s true that can happen, but most ams clear & hang back. It’s also possible to let your entire torso move with the lateral movement of the legs so there is no change of angle – I describe it as backing into the target. You literally have your back facing the target as your whole body shifts. However a slight increase in spine tilt is not always bad. It encourages a shallower attack angle with an inside approach – a very good thing for most amateurs who slice or need more distance.

tflinn22 says:

I’m seeing alot of people saying that you are just supposed to clear with no lateral movement. The lateral movement increases your spine angle at impact from address, which I’ve seen decreases accuracy and consistency. What do you think?

hermanwilliamsgolf says:

The quick answer is I like “stack” without too much “tilt.” I’m a fan of most of the system but I like the spine leaning away from target throughout swing. You can have your spine lean away from target with weight on your left side though. In general I like one-plane swings without lateral movement in backswing but a decent weight shift and hip clearing on forward swing. It varies with body type and athleticism as to what different people can achieve and feel comfortable with.

Matthew Collins says:

Nice vid. What do you think of stack and tilt Herman?

hermanwilliamsgolf says:

Glad I could help. Yeah the language alone in our sport is pretty tough to follow for a newbie and the positions you have to get in are often worse. Easy to get lost. Thanks for commenting … glad you found the videos helpful and easy to follow. Stay tuned & tell your friends to favorite, follow and subscribe.

Herman

td1138 says:

Herman – you have an amazing gift for being able to break down the golf swing so that the beginner can really understand what you are trying to teach. Too many “teachers” seem to have forgotten just how clueless us newbies are when it comes to the correct way to swing a golf club. Thanks for all the great videos that truly are instructive and very helpful to the hungry beginning golfer!

Tuck1030 says:

Like this guy I’m from Herman so I already was Hermanized!!!

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hi herman thanks for the great tips, please rate my junior golf swing :)

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