Sometimes a few tips from the coaches and practice sessions are just not enough to truly understand the finer points of golf play. We understand that a large number of golf novices and amateurs are searching the internet for credible information on various aspects related to golf. In this article we offer you recommendations for ball position and using iron clubs.
There is no single standard ball position that can be used for all the shots. Each golf shot is different; hence the ideal spot to place the ball also differs. Moreover, the length of each type of club is different, forcing you to position the ball differently to hit a clean shot. Spend some time learning the ideal golf position for each club in your golf kit.
Assume a normal stance and place a club shaft between your feet. The club shaft and the ball-to-target-line must be at right angles to each other.
The central position, the spot where the butt end of the club shaft is pointing, is the ideal place to position the ball for the shortest club in your golf kit, namely the wedge clubs. This includes pitching wedge, gap wedge, sand wedge, lob wedge, and the ultra lob wedge.
With increase in length of the club the ball must be moved ½ inch to the front, closer to the lead foot, and ½ or 1 inch away from the body to balance the increase in length of the club. For the driver, the longest club in the kit, place the ball just inside the lead foot.
It’s no use being a master at drive shots, if you can’t back that up with good iron play. Here are some tricks to improve your use of iron clubs.
With iron clubs, it’s impossible to attempt an upswing shot to hit the ball. To get the ball up in the air practice the descending shot with an iron club.
You can create a downward hit by positioning the ball at the center of the stance and ensuring the club shaft is slanting forward while addressing the ball.
Since you’re attempting a descending blow, the iron club will be moving downward and striking the ground before it hits the ball. When the club comes in contact with the ground, it’ll take out a divot. This is indication that you’ve perfectly executed a downward hit. Try not to dig deep into the ground. Keep in mind that the divot that’s created must be in front of the ball.