How to Nail Your Address
It's so easy you don't even need a club
By Mitchell Spearman
Top 100 Teacher
This story is for you if...
• You don't feel very comfortable in your stance.
• You swing the club too steep going back or you come over the top on the way down.
Practice your stance without a club. Nailing your address posture without a club eliminates the tendency to let the lie of the club dictate your stance when you do that, you almost always bend too far forward. Follow the steps here, and then place the club in your hands. You'll feel a positive difference immediately.
Stand erect with your arms at your sides and your feet about 18 to 20 inches apart and look straight ahead.
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Place your hands on your hips, wrapping your thumbs and forefingers around the openings of your pockets.
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Push your rear end out while simultaneously tilting your spine forward. Flex your knees so that they line up with your shoulders.
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Rock in the opposite direction, until both heels lift off the ground and all of your weight is in your toes. Again, maintain posture.
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With your hands still on your hips, rock your weight back until your toes lift off the ground, being careful to maintain posture.
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Rock back to your normal address posture. This exercise helps you spread your weight evenly over your feet a must.
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Motion Golf's swing analyzer shows that most Tour pros tilt forward 55° to 60° at address.
Mitchell Spearman talks more about balance in this video on MotionGolf.com. Also, download a 3-D Swing Analyzer of Spearman's swing to get a closer look.
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