Balance During Your Myrtle Beach Golf Swing


Balance is an essential part of good performance in any sport. Whether it’s an offensive lineman blocking for his quarterback or a figure skater trying to pull off a stunning maneuver, balance is one of the keys to good performance. With the golf swing, balance is no less integral. With a good, stable base a golfer on a Myrtle Beach golf course can put more power into the ball than a golfer without one, resulting in longer, better drives.

To achieve this balance with the driver, you should try to get the feeling in your stance that someone could not easily shove you over. Your weight should be centered and on the balls of your feet. Before you swing at the ball or just for practice without a ball, rock back and forth on your feet--toward and away from the ball. Shift your weight along your foot until you find the midpoint between your toes and your heel.

As you start your backswing, you should begin to shift your weight in the same direction as the club is moving. As you swing back, your weight should find its way into your right heel if you are right handed (opposite for left-handers). When you reach the top of your swing, your weight should be fully loaded into your back heel. As you start the downswing, forcefully transfer your weight from your back to your front (left for right-handers, right for left-handers) side. Your weight should end up on the front part of your front foot. A good way to practice this weight shift is by picking up your front foot at the top of your swing and starting your downswing by stepping down with your foot. This brings all the weight that was previously on your back side forcefully to your front side.

Many good golfers at EN Golf Club swing so hard that they lose their balance, and occasionally fall down at the finish of their golf swing. The golf swing should be natural and should come to a smooth, natural finish. You want all of your weight on your front foot and you should be able to pick your back foot up at the finish without losing your balance. If you can’t, then you haven’t shifted your weight enough. At the finish, your balance may shift back slightly to maintain proper balance, which is okay. Through impact, though, your weight should be moving forcefully from your back to your front side. This will give you extra, repeatable distance and power without sacrificing accuracy, which is always nice off the tee.