How to Nail Your Address

1 of 7 Don Penny
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. Try This! 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. STEP 1 Stand erect with your arms at your sides and your feet about 18 to 20 inches apart and look straight ahead.
2 of 7 Don Penny
STEP 2 Place your hands on your hips, wrapping your thumbs and forefingers around the openings of your pockets.
3 of 7 Don Penny
STEP 3 Push your rear end out while simultaneously tilting your spine forward. Flex your knees so that they line up with your shoulders.
4 of 7 Don Penny
STEP 5 Rock in the opposite direction, until both heels lift off the ground and all of your weight is in your toes. Again, maintain posture.
5 of 7 Don Penny
STEP 4 With your hands still on your hips, rock your weight back until your toes lift off the ground, being careful to maintain posture.
6 of 7 Don Penny
STEP 6 Rock back to your normal address posture. This exercise helps you spread your weight evenly over your feet — a must.
7 of 7 Don Penny
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.