This was our most-read instruction tip of the year

December 30, 2019

We’re lucky to boast an audience full of avid golfers. The kind of golfers who are relentlessly hooked on the game, dive deep every day, and constantly try to improve at the game they love.

Naturally, that leads them down the path towards lots of instruction content — and when that happens, sometimes, it’s the classics that win it.

And so, with that, let’s cue up our most-read instruction tip of the year, which may double as the simplest: Is your ball position messing up your golf swing?

Ball position; it’s one of the oldest fundamentals in golf. If it’s too far forward, it may be causing you to hit thin or fat shots and miss shots to the left. If it’s too far back, you could be hitting tops, chunks, and missing the ball to the right.

How do you nail your ball position down? For that, here’s an excerpt from the article, along with a handy chart to act as a guide.

Every golfer’s swing is different, of course, but a basic rule of thumb is that the farther up in your stance the ball is, the more you’ll hit up on it, while the farther back it is, the more you’ll hit down on it. The chart below is a good starting point. The ball position with the driver should be farthest forward, just inside your left heel, then move progressively farther back until you get to your wedges, which should reside squarely in the middle of your stance.

Here’s to better ball-positions in 2020!