August 08, 2019 at 04:08 PM
By Ben Blalock
Dear Team Titleist golfers,
Placing the ball properly is the last fundamental of creating a set up position that will produce consistent, repeating results.
For years, I went by the old-time, tried and true method of playing the ball "back in the stance" with wedges and progressively moving it forward with each longer club until arriving at the in-step of the lead foot for the driver.
As my understanding of the golf swing has evolved over the last 20 odd years of teaching players at every level of the game, I've come to understand that the ball position process that each player uses needs to match their own concept of the swing. I have found it to be much easier for players to use a central ball location for all club's played from the surface of the ground... wedges, short, mid- and long irons, hybrids and fairways as well. Only when the ball is on a tee does it need to move forward in the stance.
It is important to note however, that this idea works best with the swing that I teach - which is one that doesn't involve a heavy forward shift of pressure during the downswing. More details coming up on that later this week...
For now, consider the question - does your ball position make sense with the way you swing?
Best regards and thanks for watching!
Eric HRidgway, PA
August 09, 2019 at 11:57 AM
Love this, underrated part of set up that people dont pay attention too! Myself included!
Rick V., Team Titleist StaffDuxbury, MA
Jim SEast Point, GA
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Mike MSalem MA
Haven't registered for Team Titleist yet?