One of the worst golf tips, or even accepted as a “Fundamental” in the golf swing, is to actively shift your weight to the back foot on the takeaway. Ouch!! this creates so many variables, I won’t even start. Here is all you have to do get rid of that problem and you will immediately see a HUGE difference in your ball striking.
Once you are setup in balance and you sit down to the ball… look at the target and say to yourself…”When I look back at the ball, I will HOLD my front knee while I push the club STRAIGHT BACK WITH MY FRONT SHOULDER. Its that easy to eliminate the “Slide” on your takeaway while creating a ton of tork and potential. Your shoulders now have resistance to wind against because you’re not sliding! and since you don’t slide on the backswing, you don’t have to slide back on the downswing (move less… get good). Watch this to see an example http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQIbHK_cCfA . Please remember, start the downswing with the hips unwinding and leading and turning all the way to the finish. A good sign you have completed your turn, is your knees are touching and your back foot is totally up on the toe… Ross