Monday, September 11, 2006, 07:56 PM - StanceHaving a good golf swing and making solid contact with the ball depends highly on your balance and posture when you are preparing to make a hit. You should be in the correct position before you swing and throughout the entire swing, up to the follow-through, to make sure that you do things right.
Here are the steps to achieving the proper golf stance:
1. Stand perfectly straight, with your feet together and place your club up in front of you.
2. Angle your body and bend forward at your hips slightly and hang your hands down. Don't put them out.
3. After which, your knees should be bent a little, not forgetting to maintain the balance at your feet.
4. Keep this position but adjust forward and backward, until your clubface is directly in line with the middle of your golf ball. Do this without changing your stance. Your feet should be shoulder-width apart.
5. If you are using a short iron, the golf ball should be in line with the point between your two feet. If you're using longer irons, the ball should be infront of your feet's center.
It would be helpful to practice with different types and lengths of iron to determine which is more comfortable for you to use and which one will allow you to be at your best performance.
Practice your stance every chance you get, because perfection at this part will help practicing for the more complicated shots easier.
Having a chart to track your progress would definitely be an advantage. Better yet, get yourself a golfing partner so you two can compare and correct each others' moves.
Golfing is not a sport for the weak, as most people might think. It requires a lot of discipline, mental skills, focus and practice. So, for the non-golfers out there, before you judge this sport, think again.
By: Anthony Lee
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