Improving the Rhythm and Balance in Your Golf Swing

Maria Palozola, of, answers a question by Harison asking for tips on how he can improve his rhythm and balance in his golf swing. Maria explains to Harison that balance is key to rhythm and that if you are falling all over the place while you swing, it will be hard to have good, smooth rhythm.

When you are out of balance, it causes jerks and sudden acceleration at points in the swing. Maria suggests working on good balance first which should automatically improve your rhythm. To improve your balance, make sure that your weight starts in your arches and remains there throughout the swing.

Also, as you reach the top of your backswing, make sure that 75-85% of your weight is on the instep of your back foot. As you swing down into impact your weight should be shifting to your front foot with about 80% of it getting to your front foot before contact. And at your finish, you should feel like you have 100% of your weight on the outside of your front foot.

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  1. I like a lot of your content but I have to disagree with you on this. Restricting your lower body on the back-swing in golf is a recipe for disaster, i.e. injury. The human body (spine) is not designed to twist but the torso rotates on top of the hip joints. As a matter of fact, the spine is restricted from twisting by the facet joints to protect your spinal cord. The facet joints do allow you to bend in any direction but really limit twisting. IMHO, controlling the length of the swing or over-swinging through practicing shortening the back-swing by learning to start transitioning to your down-swing earlier using your lower body (weight transfer to the lead leg earlier) is a much better way to restrict over-swinging.