What is the proper way to do golf setup?

Stop Topping

Having problem with topping the ball? You may be looking up too soon, lifting up the back foot or over-swinging. Keep the swing smooth and easy. Wait for the sound of impact before you look up. Let the head turn with the body as it moves forward after impact.

Stance Width

The width of your stance should be about the same width as your shoulders. If your stance gets too wide it allows you to develop swing flaws such as head sway, poor finish, and weight back.

Iron Address

At address, forward press the hands so they are in front of the ball. This helps keep them ahead of the ball at contact which gives you a solid iron golf club shot.

Correct Body Distance While Teeing Off - More Golf Setup Tips

If your body is too close or far positioned from the ball, your distance and aim will be greatly effected. First position yourself behind the ball as normal. If you are right handed, grip the club as usual. Let your right hand go from your grip. If you are positioned just right, it will stay in the same location as when you gripped the club. If you are too far from the ball, your hand (when you release it) will fall towards the end of the shaft. If too close, your hand will fall further down the shaft. For lefties, this drill should be done with the left hand. This only takes a couple seconds to do but will improve your distance and accuracy.

Where To Put The Ball

Since every golf club is different in length we need a general ball placement guide for every club. Iron golf clubs are played at center and rear of center to allow a hit in the downward part of the swing arc, while woods are played front of center to give the feeling of sweeping at the ball.

Keep Knees Slightly Bent

Bend your knees slightly. Do not bend your knees too much, just a bit. Do not lock your knees straight or you will be unable to use your legs in the swing. Your legs are one of the three sources of power, so you want to be able to use them in the swing.

It Is Good To Be Square

When it comes to golf, it is good to be square. Lay a golf club or a rope on the ground and online with the hole as an aid to help you align your feet at the target.

Weight Distribution In The Stance

The weight distribution should be on both feet, front to back, left to right. Practice getting comfortable with your stance in your backyard. Good balance is very important towards developing a good swing.

Proper Golf Setup - 50-50

When addressing the golf ball, think 50-50. Balance your weight evenly on both feet.

Closed Stance

To place your feet in preparation for a draw shot, where the rear foot is moved back off of or inside the parallel target line.

Be a Square Golfer on Your Golf Setup

Square your stance and your shoulders at the target for the correct alignment and swing plane. Lay a club at the target, then butt your feet against it. Now, you are square. At this point make sure your shoulders are pointing at the target, also. Alternate method is to lay the club across your thighs. It should also point at the target.

Slant That Tee

A common method to tee up a golf ball is to forward slant the tee in the ground a little, then place the ball on it. The forward slant gives you a feeling of sweep direction (at the hole) and provides less resistance from hitting the tee itself.

Do Not Be A Stiff

For a properly balanced stance, do not be stiff legged, rather sit down a little by bending the knees very slightly. This gives you proper balance throughout the swing.

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