By Kiel Christianson
Sequencing the golf swing is difficult, and the wrong sequencing can drain power and ruin accuracy.
In particular, the downswing should begin with a shift in weight, with your body moving forward while your arms and shoulders are still rotating away from the ball.
In this video swing tip, Martin Hall, Director of Instruction at the Ibis Golf Academy, demonstrates a bit of a radical but extremely effective drill for getting the feeling of shifting your weight at the right time, called the Step-in Drill.
In it, you'll start your swing standing with your feet together well behind the ball and before you start the downswing, you step toward the ball with your front foot and finish off by striking the ball as your weight continues to move through to your front foot.
It may take some practice, but if you get the feeling down, you'll never get "stuck" behind the ball again.