Ball Position For Hybrids and Fairway Woods

Do you have a challenge topping the ball with your hybrids or fairway woods? Or perhaps you take a huge divot with the same clubs? I know I had challenges in the past with my ball being too far forward in my stance. To hit the ball, I would have to lean forward to ensure I made relatively solid contact. But that all changed many years back when I realized that I was out balance with my follow through. I was fortunate to figure out my error, but I could have saved a great deal of time if I found this video earlier.

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Taking A Stance In Golf

The connection between the ball and your swing is grounded in your stance. The positioning of our feet in relation to the rest of our body is simple….right? Actually, if you are new to golf, stance and ball position are complex because they are unique to each player. The stance is unique because every golfer has a different physique and athletic abilities. However, to find the stance that works for us, it is good to have an understanding about the basics. From there, we can create stance that works for our game.

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Why Is It So Difficult To Find The Bottom Of Our Golf Swing?

The lesson of ball placement with respect to the bottom of our golf swing keeps smacking me in the face. Surprisingly, I struggle with this skill and execution from time to time. I am not sure why I do, but it is a common fault for most amateurs. The concept is very simple, however making this shot consistently can cause us fits. It seems to be a lesson I continue to learn and relearn. I am confident most amateurs feel the same way, so here is another look at how to determine where to place the ball in relation to the bottom of our golf swing.

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Weight Distribution and Putting

Practicing putting indoors is a must in northern climes. With a 5 to 6 month off-season, putting in my basement is very important for a quick start in the spring. Additionally, I found that the extra time I devote to putting allows for a more analytical approach to better ball striking. I try to hit 50 putts each night (which really does not take very long) with a focus on minimizing any extra movements not needed for making a consistent putting stroke. After practicing for a few weeks, I decided to break down my stroke into different segments and focused on just that during each session. Recently, I focused on weight distribution and found out that I was not standing in the optimal position for my swing path. Let me explain.

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How To Hit A Golf Shot Poorly

I bet you were expecting something else from my daily musings than what I am indicating from the title. I bet if you did a quick search, you would be overwhelmed by the number of articles claiming they have the answer to everything. As you know, from reading many of my articles, I like to talk golf and most of my conclusions are things that work for me; and I like sharing my thoughts with you just in case they are helpful. Believe it or not, I know how to hit a poor golf shot 100% of the time and this might be the most important piece of information I have ever shared at The Grateful Golfer.

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