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Why ball position is so important in golf

Why ball position is so important in golf

Golf Monthly top 25 coach Barney Puttick explains the ball position basics to help you create the perfect angle of attack for better strikes and flights!

Read more at http://www.golf-monthly.co.uk/videos/long-game-tips/ball-position-basics#t5kldSetLyeHzjgx.99

 

Ball Position Basics

Faults:

You’re catching too many shots fat or thin

You’re struggling to find the optimal ball flight

Fix: Ball Position Basics

The simple rule about ball position is this: the longer the club, the further forward in your stance the ball should be at address. However, for consistently good strikes, your ball position needs to be correct in relation to where your upper body is set.

If you have issues pulling iron shots, read this piece – it explains perfectly why your ball position could be to blame.

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Driver: I find 
the following method of checking extremely helpful. With a driver, set the ball just inside your left heel, so that it’s level with the inside of your left arm. With the middle of your chest behind the ball, you should be able to strike the ball on the ideal ‘upward’ angle.

Irons: The shaft of a mid-iron is shorter, so the ball position needs to come back – it should sit in line with the logo on your shirt or jumper.

Wedges: Finally, with your wedges, set the ball in line with your shirt buttons. This will ensure you find a crisp contact every time.

The basic principle is that the longer teh shaft of the club, the further forward it needs to be in your stance. Ball position and angle of attack are directly related, get the position of the ball right and you’ll deliver the club as it was intended through impact. Not ionly will this help the quality of your striking, it will also help your power and accuracy as well. All in all, this is well worth paying attention to in practice
Read more at http://www.golf-monthly.co.uk/videos/long-game-tips/ball-position-basics#t5kldSetLyeHzjgx.99

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