The position of our golf ball is vital to hitting solid, consistent shots. It is something that I spend (spent) a great deal of time working out to ensure I am getting the most out of every club. Even though I practice this important fundamental of my golf swing, I still have challenges from time to time depending on course conditions, weather, and my swing of the day. This is the easiest part of my pre-shot routine I mess up even though I am cognitive of my error. But alas, I found a video that will help me worry less and focus more on better ball position.
What I like about the video below is that he explains that every golfer is different. Regardless of our skill level, positioning of the ball has a tremendous impact on our successes when playing. Take a look:
Personally, I used the sliding ball position method vice keeping the ball in one spot. I have found that my swing is built around moving the ball position in my stance. Hence, I have practiced this fundamental to a good deal of success.
I do fall into the pitfall from time to time of my ball creeping up in my stance during a round. How do I know you may ask, well that is a great question. There are three tells that demonstrate my ball position is poor. First, I either hit the ball consistently fat or thin. Second, my ball flight is not as expected with the club I am using. Lastly, I pull the ball left on almost every shot. You can see from my tells that my ball creeping up in my stance is something I am aware of, but still need to focus on maintaining the proper ball position for every shot.
Golf is not a difficult game if we remember all the fundamental tenets of a good golf shot. Unfortunately, I sometimes forget the little things, like ball position, and that affects my overall golf score. The only fix I know for this and other challenges is to ensure I follow my pre-shot routine…..always.
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!