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How Far Away Should You Stand From The Ball When Hitting A Shot In Golf?

If you have an improper set up, you might face many problems related to swing, such as poor balance of the body. If you have to reach for a ball that is positioned too far from you, you need to exert excess weight on your toes. This creates topped, shanked and pushed shots. On the other hand, if you are too close to the ball, you will exert excessive pressure on your heels. This also makes you squirt the shots off the club’s end and you end up making a poor contact.

The way you address the ball affects the path of your club and plane of the swing, which influences the flight of the ball. You might experience excessively flat or upright swing depending upon the position of your ball. Although there is no exact measure of placing your ball, but it is understood that if you are playing with a longer club, you will need to place it farther and vice versa. You can go through this guide for the positioning of the ball and it is quite precise for every kind of golf club.

  1. You must stand straight with your knees bent slightly.
  2. Hold your club naturally and place it in front of your body such that it makes a right angle with your spine. Your elbows should be relaxed and placed near your sides.
  3. The handle of the club should position at or just a little above the buckle of your belt.
  4. Bend your knees such that you make balance on the arches of your feet.
  5. Now, you need to bend a little at your waist and let the golf club fall into a comfortable position of address. Notice the position where the club falls. If the face of the club does not center at the back of the ball, it means that you are either standing too far or too close from the ball. You need to adjust your position. You need to maintain the bend of your knees, position of your arms and your body posture. Skate your feet forward or backward till the time club head reaches the back side of the ball. Do not use your arms to adjust the position of the golf club.

If you have performed all the steps properly, your arms’ position will be such that they hang naturally, almost perpendicular with respect to the ground. Your body will turn around freely and the club will find its path without much effort. You can do this drill with any kind of club to find proper position for your golf ball.

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Those who are adventurous area also able to take some time after their golfing exploits, to enjoy some of the country’s deep sea fishing expeditions, among a host of other water sporting activities that line the sea shore. Truly Portugal is paradise not just for the avid golfer, but it is one place where anyone would be happy to visit at any time of the year.


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