Stunning Golf Ball Position Secrets
Watch the pros while they are practicing on the range. They spend hours working on ball position and alignment.
Proper golf swing alignment starts with the right ball position.
If the golf ball is positioned too far back in your stance, this causes you to close your shoulders at setup. As a result you take the club back too much to the inside. This can cause snap hooks and lower ball flight trajectories.
If the ball is positioned too far forward in your stance, this causes you to open your shoulders at setup and therefore you take the club back too much to the outside. This can cause a weak slice and higher ball flight trajectories.
I mean its simple physics. You want your golf ball to be positioned at the low point of your swing to maximize results. Each club in your bag creates a different swing arc because of the varying lengths.
3 simple steps for golf ball position perfection:
1. Setup to the ball and lay a golf club on the ground so the tips of your feet almost touch it, parallel to your target line. This works as a visual aid because it allows you to line up your body lines (shoulders, hips, and feet) parallel to the target line, the secret to straighter shots.
2. Take your driver and setup to the golf ball, your stance (distance between your feet) should be just a little wider than your shoulders. Position the ball in your stance to be off your left heel. If you're having trouble making sure the ball is positioned off your left heel, you can use the shirt logo over your left chest as a visual aid to help you line up correctly over the ball.
3. For every subsequent golf club there on down, narrow your stance about the length of one golf ball (so narrow your stance about one golf ball when going from driver to 3 wood, the 5 wood one ball in from the 3 wood, and so on down right through to your wedges). For normal shots, postion the ball off your left heel or shirt logo with ALL clubs. By narrowing your stance each time you go down in clubs essentially moves the ball back in your stance.
There you have it...
3 quick and easy steps for proper ball position and stop those annoying duck hooks and banana slices today!