How to Create a Consistent Stance For Straighter Golf Drives

Not many things are as demoralizing in the game of golf than consistently missing fairways due to errant drives. The drive is the one shot where you’re guaranteed a great lie, so why do we struggle with this shot so much? There’s actually a very easy explanation because despite having similar circumstances for each drive, we often struggle with creating a consistent stance and ball position.
We all understand that we have to put the driver on a tee and the reason we do that is because this club has only about twice as much loft as your putter. Therefore, we put the ball on a tee so we hit the ball on the way up, increasing the launch angle of the club. Along with the tee, we should place the ball forward in our stance, just off the inside of your front foot.
One of the primary problems that amateur golfers often have is the ball is never in the same position twice. There was actually a recent study about ball position that concluded that a professional golfer’s ball position stays consistent with every club and swing while amateurs very rarely maintain the same ball position for that particular club.
In order to correct this situation, here is a method of finding the proper ball position with each and every swing. Take your stance with your feet together and the golf ball right in the middle between your feet. Next, unlock your hip by turning your left or lead toe out. From that position, move your feet apart to normal width, which is the approximately the outside width of your hips. Now you’re in perfect position and your center of gravity or your shirt button should be about 4 inches behind the golf ball.
The benefit of this position is that the bottom of your swing arc will now be approximately four inches behind the golf ball. This means that your club head will actually be swinging upward by the time it reaches the golf ball on the tee. With this setup, you’ll be creating the proper launch angle to provide maximum distance and maximum accuracy with your driver.

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