One of the best ways to hit a golf ball straight and far is to narrow your stance for a more complete shoulder turn.
The reason why a more complete shoulder turn will enable you to hit a golf ball straight and far is that it will increase the speed of your club head during impact.
When you narrow your stance to better complete your shoulder turn you also will increase the rotation of your hips during your back swing.
Much of the golf swing instructions nowadays suggest that you should widen your stance in order to attain more distance and hit your best golf shots.
This may be true if you are young and your muscles are supple. However, it probably is not true if you are older and do not have as much flexibility, as addressed in some golf swing tips in a recent article.
Here is a portion of the article:
“In past golf tips we have talked about the importance of using the body with a good turn to get more distance. Now that I am a “senior” player I find that I am not as supple as I used to be, so this turning motion is harder. Here’s a tip on improving your “turn” when you’re not as loose as you used to be.
Simply “narrow your stance” (put your feet closer together at address). This will make it easier to transfer your weight to the right and then back to the left (for a right-hander). A wide stance will impede a good turn. Try it the next time you’re on the practice tee or on the range.” Read more…http://www.dcourier.com/main.asp?SectionID=2&SubSectionID=2&ArticleID=109463.
If you are able to complete a full shoulder without narrowing your stance all the better.
On the other hand, many seniors and others who no longer have the flexibility as they once may have had should consider the advantage of narrowing their stance.
It is a simple and easy way to hit a golf ball straight and far.