Old Palm News

Improve your stance for more power

April 24, 2013


You don’t necessarily have to be stronger or more limber to hit the golf ball farther. Sometimes, all it takes is correcting your stance. Many golfers don’t know their ideal stance and tend to set up with their feet too wide apart, which can rob them of power and stability. Mark Hackett, Director of Instruction at Old Palm and one of Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Teachers in America, has a simple solution: • Start walking and take note of your natural stride. That’s how far apart your feet should be when addressing the golf ball. If your feet are wider apart, you can’t move your weight properly to support the motion of the swing. That saps your power and reduces your balance. However, with your feet positioned properly, your can easily rotate through the finish, and naturally move your weight off the back foot. That means more power, better balance and, most likely, a lower golf score.


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