Tuesday, November 20, 2007
The Fault

The Fix

Ball Position
The correct ball position for each club:

Once you have your ball position set for the particular club in your hand, focus on two things at address: your weight distribution and shaft position. For standard full swings with every club, spread out your weight evenly over both feet, and press the shaft slightly forward by moving your hands toward your target (be careful not to move the clubhead forward as well). This combination gives you the best chance to create ball-first contact and solid strikes.

How far from the ball?

Who would have thought that the trig class you slept through in high school could have helped your golf game? A simple sine calculation of the lie angle determines how high your left hand sits above the ground and how far the clubhead rests from your feet. You stand taller with a driver than with a 7-iron because the flatter lie angle mandates a more vertical spine to create the desired spine/shaft perpendicular.

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