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Basics of the Golf Setup

As with the grip, it is important to have the correct setup before hitting a golf ball. A whole website alone could be dedicated to this subject. But here are a few quick tips for the casual golfer. I strongly advise anyone who hasn’t already, see a professional for a lesson. Even if it is just one 30 minute lesson to look at your grip and setup, it will make a huge improvement to your game and help eliminate some of those bad habits early on.

This video shows you how to correctly set up in 5 easy steps…

Alignment: At address your body (feet, knees, hips, forearms, shoulders and eyes) should be positioned parallel to the target line.

Foot position: Your feet should be shoulder width for the middle irons. The short iron stance will be two inches narrower and the stance for long irons and woods should be two inches wider.

Balance: Your weight should be balanced on the balls of the feet, not on the heels or toes.

Posture: Your knees should be slightly flexed. Your body should bend at the hips (not in the waist) with a straight back.