The Fundamentals Of Building Upon The Golf Stance (Video)
The Fundamentals Of Building Upon The Golf Stance (Video)

When you are looking to build up your golf stance, you need to get some fundamental points, absolutely 100% in place, before you can continue on with the swing. Now what the stance does, it gives stability. You need enough stability so that when you are swinging you are not over bouncing.

Now when we talk about stability, especially with, well pretty much any shot, you need your stance to be in appropriate width apart for the club that you are playing. Now I have got a 7-iron here, now with the 7-iron you don’t want to stance to be too wide, because although this is an exceptionally stable position to be in, it will stop you from transferring your weight successfully. Also with a very, very wide stance, it will make you quite hard to bottom-out the club in the correct place. So the first point to start building your stance is with width, and the easiest way to get the correct width is to start off with your feet together. Now with your feet together, I want my ball position with my 7-iron here just to be forward of center my stance are normal. So I am going to take a little step with my left and a slightly bigger step with my right-hand side. Now that ball position there is just forward off center. Now what I am going to do here with my stance you can see, that was pretty much shoulder width apart with my feet. So I know that my stability is that because I am not going to have it any wider, I need to transfer my weight, I am not going to have any narrower because I need to keep my balance. With the 7 iron and with most iron swings just having these feet about shoulder width apart, is more than enough. The second fundamental I need to do, is ensure that my feet are in the correct position on the ground. Now first of all, I want my left toe to be straight outwards because for a right hander having that left toe strait I’d will allow the hits to turn through with a lot more freedom. What I am also going to do is I am going to slightly toe out my right foot. For most people, rather than having that toe pointing straightforward, most people do require a need a little bit of hip turn on the way back to ensure a full turn. So I know I have my correct stance width, I have got my left toe outwards to ensure my left hip turns through. And I have got my right foot slightly outwards as well, to ensure that my right hip turns back freely. Now from this position I can start to build up the rest of my technique. It is vitally important that this part is absolutely nailed down, so when you start to swing, you have the stability, you have the feet in the position to open on the hips and you have also have that solid foundation I wish to build upon.
2016-10-10

When you are looking to build up your golf stance, you need to get some fundamental points, absolutely 100% in place, before you can continue on with the swing. Now what the stance does, it gives stability. You need enough stability so that when you are swinging you are not over bouncing.

Now when we talk about stability, especially with, well pretty much any shot, you need your stance to be in appropriate width apart for the club that you are playing. Now I have got a 7-iron here, now with the 7-iron you don’t want to stance to be too wide, because although this is an exceptionally stable position to be in, it will stop you from transferring your weight successfully. Also with a very, very wide stance, it will make you quite hard to bottom-out the club in the correct place. So the first point to start building your stance is with width, and the easiest way to get the correct width is to start off with your feet together. Now with your feet together, I want my ball position with my 7-iron here just to be forward of center my stance are normal. So I am going to take a little step with my left and a slightly bigger step with my right-hand side. Now that ball position there is just forward off center. Now what I am going to do here with my stance you can see, that was pretty much shoulder width apart with my feet. So I know that my stability is that because I am not going to have it any wider, I need to transfer my weight, I am not going to have any narrower because I need to keep my balance. With the 7 iron and with most iron swings just having these feet about shoulder width apart, is more than enough. The second fundamental I need to do, is ensure that my feet are in the correct position on the ground. Now first of all, I want my left toe to be straight outwards because for a right hander having that left toe strait I’d will allow the hits to turn through with a lot more freedom. What I am also going to do is I am going to slightly toe out my right foot. For most people, rather than having that toe pointing straightforward, most people do require a need a little bit of hip turn on the way back to ensure a full turn. So I know I have my correct stance width, I have got my left toe outwards to ensure my left hip turns through. And I have got my right foot slightly outwards as well, to ensure that my right hip turns back freely. Now from this position I can start to build up the rest of my technique. It is vitally important that this part is absolutely nailed down, so when you start to swing, you have the stability, you have the feet in the position to open on the hips and you have also have that solid foundation I wish to build upon.