5 Easy Tips for Ball Position Golf Swing

By: Staffan Moritz

Ball position golf swing is one of the first things that beginner golfers should work on, but many experienced golfers may also find some ball position golf swing tips useful, especially if they have been having some golf swing trouble. The right golf set up position means proper ball position golf swing.

Ball position golf swing determines if you will make solid contact with the golf ball, and a wrong ball position golf swing will result in awkward shots. Master this golf swing basic and it may be all you need to avoid hitting those slices, hooks, or fat shots.

Follow these 5 simple ball position golf swing tips to improve your shots or if you just want to brush up on the golf swing essentials.

1. The right ball position is different for each club, and you need to pay close attention to this. You don't want to be hitting your long irons with the same ball position as your wedges.

2. The correct ball position for a driver is near your outside foot. This is your left foot if you are a right-handed golfer, and right foot for left-handed golfers. Keeping this ball position will allow you to strike the ball on the upswing and get the most distance in your shots.

3. Your middle irons should have a ball position equal to about one or one and a half ball lengths from the center of your stance. The divot you take in this ball position should be a little bit more shallow than with your short irons.

4. Your short irons and wedges, including the sand wedge, pitching wedge, nine iron, and eight iron, need to have a ball position near the center of your stance. These golf clubs must be swung at the steepest angle since they are the shortest. To test and see if you have the correct ball position for your short irons and wedges, make sure you are taking a divot that is directly in front of the golf ball, not behind it.

5. Lastly, long irons and woods should have a ball position a little closer to the middle of your stance than the ball position for the driver.

Learn these ball position golf swing basics, and you'll be playing with more confidence and lowering your score significantly.

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