July 21, 2017

Hit The Golf Ball Straight: Balance Your Weight In Your Stance

hit the golf ball straightIn order to hit the golf ball straight you should balance your body weight evenly between the balls and heels of your feet.

Some instructors suggest you should distribute more of your body weight toward the toes than the heels of your feet to have a better chance to hit the golf ball straight.

I disagree.

I believe you are in a more athletic position with your weight distributed evenly between the toes and heels of your feet during your set up routine than having more of your weight distributed more toward the toes of your feet. It simply is a better golf method in terms of establishing a proper stance.

A recent article posited the same position. Here is a portion of the article.

“Learn how to use the correct stance. If you don’t know if you are standing properly, try tapping your toes down and up while not moving your feet. It should be possible to tap your feet with little effort. This maneuver will be difficult if you are too far forward in your stance and very easy if you are too far back” Read more…http://golfnonstop.com/golf-swing/improve-your-golf-game-with-these-proven-tips-2/.

I certainly agree with the author in terms of how to improve your golf game.

If you can tap your toes at the completion of your set up routine without too much weight on your heels you should have a sound platform to swing your club.

However, just as you can distribute too of your weight disproportionately toward your toes, you likewise can distribute too much of your weight on your heels.

Assuming you have a square alignment and an on line swing path of your club face at the completion of your set up routine all that then remains is to assume a comfortable stance with your weight distributed evenly between your toes and your feet, center your club face as near as possible to the back of your ball and align your shoulders parallel with your target line to complete your set up routine in the correct way to enable you to hit straight golf shots.

Once you complete  your set up routine with your weight balanced properly between your toes and heels of your feet, it then just becomes a matter of keeping your left heel planted, maintaining a steady head and executing a simple golf swing without any attempt to manipulate your club in any way to rotate the alignment anf path of the club face off its pre-swing alignments.

You will then experience how to hit the golf ball straight.

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