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South Lyon, MI 48178

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Greatness Is Nothing More Than A Byproduct Of...

April 16, 2018

Consistency! I am going to share with you a few tips to help you become a more consistent ball striker from Tee to Green. 

 

Hey Everyone, I hope this post finds you in the sun somewhere warm... for the rest of you... welcome to spring in the Mid-West haha.

 

Today I am going to share with you a few general tips on where to place the ball in your stance to make the best contact. Ball positioning is one of the easiest, yet most underrated processes to help a player drop strokes. 

 

With each club in our bag (excluding the driver) we want to make what I call Ball-First contact. We want the low point of our swing to take place after the golf ball which would result in a strike to the golf ball, followed by a strike to the turf. In golf terms we would call this HITTING  DOWN on the golf ball. 

 

We will start with the ball positioning of wedges:

  1. Greenside: Center 

  2. The Knockdown: Back of your stance

  3. Full Swing: Center

  4. Flop Shot: Forward of center

 

Irons:

 

  1. PW-6Iron: Center 

  2. 5Iron-3Iron: One ball forward of center

 

Hybrid: 

  1. One ball forward of center

 

3Wood: 

  1. One ball forward of center

 

 

Now, with the clubs stated above we want to have a negative attack angle, or we want to hit down on the golf ball in order to get the ball to launch into the air. Now with the driver (least lofted club in your bag) we want to catch this ball on the upswing so we want to HIT UP ON THE BALL WITH DRIVER.

 

Driver: 

  1. On the inside of the lead leg (leg closest to the target) heel. Now if you tend to hit the ball high, play the ball closer to the middle of your stance to increase your distance. If you tend to hit the ball lower play the ball more forward in your stance to increase your launch and pick up more carry distance.

 

 

 

I hope these tips help you become a more consistent ball striker. Make sure to follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to stay up to date on future tips!

 

 

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