Where to put the golf ball in your stance

Where to put the golf ball in your stance

For many years I was a firm believer that you should always have the ball towards your left foot for the longer clubs and nearer your back foot with shorter clubs, with this article where to put the golf ball in your stance I want to throw a spanner in the works and suggest you try the same spot in your stance for the golf ball – if it suits your game? Where to put the golf ball in your stance - Golfer on driving range

Over the years since I have been playing golf I was always told that the 5 iron should be the benchmark for where the ball positioning in your stance should be which was the middle of your stance, then depending whether it is a longer club or shorter club then you work either forward or backwards depending on the club, this was purely because golf clubs are all different lengths and so that made the centre of your golf swing different because of the length of them. 

When I found this video on the internet it all became a lot clearer to try out having the ball positioning the same but all you would do was either widen your golf stance if you were using a driver for example, then if you were using say a sand iron you would then narrow your stance but all the time keeping the golf ball in the same position.

If you can repeat the same golf swing every time you swing the club, then this method could and will work for you, but it will take practice if you are going to get the true benefits out of it because it will take time to adjust from your old golf ball positioning to this new one I am suggesting you at least give it a go to see if it suits your game.

Here is the video

Keeping your Head Still – is it a Myth?

Many golf professionals are a firm believer that you should keep your head still at all times during your golf swing and others firmly believe that’s a load of rubbish, but let me throw some light on that statement, you do need to keep your head still for some of your golf swing but then your head needs to move upwards to allow you to swing through the golf ball, so both statements are true about keeping your head still and others saying you have to move your head!

If you slowed down the golf swings of many of the world’s top touring professionals you would see that after the impact of the golf ball they raise their bodies which in turn raises their head, but you would only see this actually happening if you watch their golf swings in slow motion.

This video will hopefully shed some light on that fact about ‘your head’ not moving before impact but then moving by raising of the head after impact and well into your follow through.

Here is the video

I hope that you find some benefit out of these two videos that I have chosen off of YouTube and I will keep on the lookout for further videos that I feel will enhance your golf game not hinder it.

Here are some other videos that I wrote about in another article previously that I feel you might enjoy also, CLICK HERE for the article.

As always if you have any comments or feedback regarding this article Where to put the golf ball in your stance please do not hesitate to leave a comment below, I will be glad to respond to any responses received.

Regards,
Michael Baker
Bogeys to Birdies

4 Responses

  1. Bogeys to Birdies says:

    Hi Lyle,

    Thanks for your feedback and comment regarding my article where to put the golf ball in your stance, it is always a part of golfers golf game that they seem to overlook and it being a pretty easy change to adapt to your golf game. Glad you liked the tip and keep in touch, if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

    Regards,

    Michael Baker

    Bogeys to Birdies

  2. Lyle says:

    Hi Michael

    I’ve never really thought about it this way before, I’ve always worked with the ball in the middle of my stance and then moved the club face accordingly. Maybe this will help me with ball striking and making I fully rotate my hips through impact.

    Definitely something to try! Thanks for the great tips 🙂

  3. Bogeys to Birdies says:

    Hi Robert, thanks for your comments regarding where to put the golf ball in your stance, so glad you enjoyed the article and look forward to other comments and feedback you may have in the future.

    Regards,

    Michael Baker

    Bogeys to Birdies

  4. Robert Junk says:

    Great article regarding positioning the ball within your stance. I struggle with this the most. I believe it is also partially responsible for my bad shots as I sometimes have trouble coming through the ball with either my hands or my body is too quick and I think it is subconscious to the knowledge I know the ball is positioned in my stance incorrectly. I can’t wait to get back out to the driving range and practice.

    Thanks, Robert

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