Proper position of the ball in the short game

  • Having trouble with the position of the ball in your short game?
  • I’ll teach you a super easy way to check and fix it.

This is the best way to determine the position of the ball in your short game.

I believe this is the best method because you can check and correct the position in an instant without using any tools other than a golf club.

As I mentioned in my article on eradicating shanks, this method will also eliminate shanks.

First, address the ball.

This time, I’m addressing with a 46-degree pitching wedge.

(Some of you may think that I put it pretty far to the left.)

Then, bring the club down to the center of your body.

Like this. 

The checkpoints are

  • Is the tip of the grip in line with the heel line of the foot?
  • Is there a foot of space between the shaft of the club and your left foot?Many golfers stand too close together.

Many people stand too close and put the ball too far in.

However, this is the basic position of the ball.

If you’re looking to hit the ball too far to the left, you’re not shifting your center of weight at impact.

If you can shift your center of wieght at this ball position, your swing will be more isolated and you will make fewer mistakes.

On the other hand, if you place the ball too far to the trail foot side the isolation of your swing will be smaller and your swing odds will be worse.

If you’re not hitting the center of the head, you’re probably adjusting by tucking your elbow at impact.

If you take this much distance from the ball, you should be able to hit the ball with your hands extended.

It’s a good thing to have your hands outstretched to hit the ball with the least amount of error, and the outstretched position will give you the most head speed.

If you’ve been playing for a long time and you’re not sure how to hit the ball, you may want to consider using a shorter club.

In the short game, there are times when you hold the club short and address it with a narrow stance, but the basic concept is the same.

The shorter you hold the club, the closer you stand to the ball.

The short grip should be at the line of your heel.

The relationship between the ball and the lead foot position is the same, but put it one foot to the right of the left foot.

By the way, this idea of ball position is the same for all clubs except driver and putter, regardless of the type of shot!