Perfect Golf Ball Placement (Video)
Perfect Golf Ball Placement (Video)

So, here you join me, I’ve got three golf balls and I’ve got three golf clubs. And what we’re going to talk about now is the correct golf ball position for each of these individual golf clubs. We talked about we want the set up to be super consistent so we could do the same thing each within the swing. But actually the golf ball position does differ dependant on the club that I’m using because at the point of impact the club needs to be producing a slightly different shot.

So, initially we take the driver, we’ve got the ball position right up towards this front side, and it’s quite a long way towards my left foot for a right-handed golfer. It just sits inside my left instep for the driver. Then as I go to my shorter clubs I’m going to position my six iron so it’s slightly ahead of centre, so six iron is a like a mid arm, so it’s slightly ahead of centre towards my left side a little bit, and as I take my pitch and wedge here I’m going to position the ball nicely in the middle of my feet. So, I’ve got three different ball positions for three different clubs and hopefully going to produce a nice even ball flight with each individual club, understanding that the wedge that I take and have the ball more in the centre of my stance is going to be hit with a more of a descending downwards blow spinning the ball nicely, taking a nice divot after the ball. The six iron with a slightly more sweeping blow and the driver being so far forwards is actually hit almost on the rise because I haven’t got the ball up on a tee peg I can afford with a driver to come from below the ball and hit it on the way up. So, this ball would normally be sitting on a tee right at the front of my stance, this ball sitting down in the grass in the middle of my stance, big divot, smaller divot, no divot at all. And if you can understand how that ball position changes, your iron striking should improve and therefore your golf should improve.
2015-11-04

So, here you join me, I’ve got three golf balls and I’ve got three golf clubs. And what we’re going to talk about now is the correct golf ball position for each of these individual golf clubs. We talked about we want the set up to be super consistent so we could do the same thing each within the swing. But actually the golf ball position does differ dependant on the club that I’m using because at the point of impact the club needs to be producing a slightly different shot.

So, initially we take the driver, we’ve got the ball position right up towards this front side, and it’s quite a long way towards my left foot for a right-handed golfer. It just sits inside my left instep for the driver. Then as I go to my shorter clubs I’m going to position my six iron so it’s slightly ahead of centre, so six iron is a like a mid arm, so it’s slightly ahead of centre towards my left side a little bit, and as I take my pitch and wedge here I’m going to position the ball nicely in the middle of my feet. So, I’ve got three different ball positions for three different clubs and hopefully going to produce a nice even ball flight with each individual club, understanding that the wedge that I take and have the ball more in the centre of my stance is going to be hit with a more of a descending downwards blow spinning the ball nicely, taking a nice divot after the ball. The six iron with a slightly more sweeping blow and the driver being so far forwards is actually hit almost on the rise because I haven’t got the ball up on a tee peg I can afford with a driver to come from below the ball and hit it on the way up. So, this ball would normally be sitting on a tee right at the front of my stance, this ball sitting down in the grass in the middle of my stance, big divot, smaller divot, no divot at all. And if you can understand how that ball position changes, your iron striking should improve and therefore your golf should improve.