Check Your Distance From The Golf Ball At Set Up Video
The one thing I hate all the time from golfers on my Lesson Tee is that they’re trying to always provide more consistency. They want to bring more consistency into the game. How can I be more consistent? Then when I watch the golfer play, sometimes I don’t see them being consistent. So of course, the golf swing and the golf ball won’t be consistent.
So this is a thing for you: if you want to be more consistent with what the ball does, you got to be more consistent with what you do. And the big critical part of this consistency, effectively the part that should be easier to get right is the set up to the ball.
That ball isn’t moving, you’re not really moving, and that target isn’t moving. So the way you set up to the golf ball should be exactly the same every single time. From the first tee to the last tee. If you are playing a week long competition from the Monday morning to the Friday night, the way you set up to the ball should be the same. It should never really change.
Now, obviously, we’ve got a lot of different golf clubs to use. So what we can’t do is we can’t use a set measurement. I can’t tell you that the distance that you should stand from that golf ball should be two and a half feet. It might be two and a half feet with one club, but it might be three feet with the driver. And it might be 18 inches away from the golf ball with a sandwich.
So we have to understand that the distance away from the golf ball does change with different golf clubs. But if I set up to the ball a hundred times with a 7-iron it should be the same distance away a hundred times. And if I can get the same position to the golf ball each time here, I’ve got a much better chance of making a consistent swing to make consistent shots. You see, the problem is the club face is not very big in general terms. We’ve got a hill on this side which is going to cause shanks, we have got a tow on this side which is going to cause the ball to shoot off to the side, and then we’ve got the middle.
Now within the middle of the club, there is a sweet spot. The sweet spot’s not very big at all. And if you want to consistently hit the sweet spot, you better get yourself the right distance away from the ball every time. So in this next little mini-series of videos, let’s have a deeper look at how you can get the right distance away from the ball every time.