Where (How) to Position the Ball At address, the ball will be located in front of you, somewhere in between your two feet. It will normally be located in the middle when using a short iron and progressively towards the front foot as the length of the club increases. The ball will be located away from your body … Continue reading Setup & Address Illustrated Checklist & Tips
The way the ball is positioned at address can vary in different ways. Indeed, it can be placed at various distances from the target (forward, center, or back); it can vary in relation to the distance from the golfer depending on the club in hand; and finally the ball position can also differ in how … Continue reading Where to Position the Ball at Address
In addition to how your feet are positioned relative to the ball, the way you position your feet can also vary, in this case in how they are positioned relative to each other. There are mainly two different sets of options, stance width and foot flaring. Stance Width The distance between your two feet can … Continue reading How to Position your Feet at Address
The way your feet are positioned relative to the target line is called the alignment. Specifically, the line formed between your two feet and how it is positioned relative to the target line is of particular interest in setting up for a shot. Square Stance For normal shots that are meant to travel straight you … Continue reading How to Correctly Align your Stance at Address
The way you place your hands on the grip of the club provides the only direct proxy available to you for actually hitting the ball. Indeed, the club itself is the one striking the ball and the only link between the club and your body is through your grip. As with most things golf related, … Continue reading How to Grip your Golf Club – The Many Options Available
The amount of flex to set in your knees represents another key aspect of a proper golf setup. Indeed, making an error here will translate to further errors down the line. As with a lot of things in golf, ideally you’ll settle for the middle ground. Too Much Knee Bend – Standing Low At one … Continue reading How Much Knee Flex Should You Have at Address?
Your spine will be set at address along three different ways. Firstly by the way you tilt your upper body forward. Secondly by the actual shape of your spine as it runs from your hips to your neck. And finally by the side angle it will assume to account for one hand being lower than … Continue reading How to Correctly Set your Spine at Address
You can position your chin independently of the rest of your body by using your neck and upper back muscles. Although more ancillary than other core positions and movements in golf, the position of your chin should be carefully placed in order not to inhibit the rest of your swing. Chin-In – Bad! A chin-in … Continue reading How to Position your Chin at Address