One golf tips instruction is to ensure your setup routine is spot on.
More specifically, this golf tips instruction is to ensure your posture, ball position and body to target alignments are correct.
Let’s begin with your posture.
If your stance is too wide or too narrow it can affect your swing negatively.
Likewise, if you stand too near to your ball or, too far from your ball, it can also impact your swing adversely.
In terms of stance width, I encourage you to stand so that the outer sides of your shoes are no wider than your armpits for shorter golf shots.Then widen your stance incrementally until the inner sides of your shoes are as wide as the tip ends of your shoulders for your driver.
In terms of the distance you should stand from the ball, I suggest you should have a space of about six inches between the butt end of your club and your clothing when your club face is centered directly behind your ball at final address.
In addition, for most golf shots, you should stand to the ball so that you only have a military “at ease” flex in your knees.
With your stance being the width as described above for varying lengths of clubs, flexing your knees to an “at ease” angle and, standing to your ball so that the butt end of your club is about six inches from your clothing, your arms should hang straight down from your shoulders which, for most golfers, creates an ideal posture.
Regarding the correct ball position, you should center the sweet spot of your club face as near as possible to the back of your ball if you want to hit your golf ball straight. (This is where you want the arc of your swing to bottom-out if you want to hit straight golf shots.)
Also, in order to hit your golf ball straight, you must align your shoulders parallel with your target line–the imaginary line running from your target back to and through your ball–with the sweet spot of your club face centered as near as possible to the back of your ball at the completion of your setup routine.
Then assuming you have established a square alignment and an on plane swing path of your club face, if you keep your left heel planted and maintain eye contact with your ball through impact, a regular golf swing should produce a straight ball flight.
Better yet, lock-in a square alignment and an on plane swing path at final address, complete your setup as described above, keep your left heel planted, maintain eye contact with your ball, execute a simple golf swing and see if your golf ball does not fly on a straight path directly in line with your target.
If so, you may agree this is a helpful golf tips instruction.
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