Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Most players don't pay enough attention to their ball position. And okay, I'll admit the topic is not necessarily glamorous. But if you want to see just how important ball position is to your short game, try this little experiment in your back yard:

  1. Address a ball as you normally would for a 20-yard pitch shot, in the middle of your stance.
  2. Without moving your feet, push the ball 12 inches toward your target.
  3. Still, without moving your feet, try to hit the ball at your target.
  4. Setup again as normal, then press the ball 12 inches away from your target along your target line and try to hit it.

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Dave Pelz is the Technical and Short Game Consultant for GOLFONLINE and GOLF MAGAZINE. For more information on the Dave Pelz Scoring Game Schools and learning aids, go to pelzgolf.com or call 888-DAVE-PELZ.

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