Golf is a sport of fine tuning that can take a lifetime to perfect. The golf stance professionals at Deer Creek Golf Club know that there is always room for improvement in the game of golf. At Deer Creek Golf Club and Golf Pro Shop, we also know that even the most advance golfer can take away a helpful tip from even the fundamental aspects of golfing. Here are 5 tips to achieving the perfect golf stance from the golfing experts at our popular championship golf course in Deerfield Beach, Florida.
- Alignment: The single most important and frequently overlooked fundamental in golf is the alignment. Your feet, knees, hips, forearms, shoulders and eyes should be positioned parallel to the target line.
- Foot Positioning: Your feet should be shoulder width apart for the middle irons. For short iron stance your feet should be two inches narrower, and for the longer irons and woods your stance should be two inches wider. The target sided foot should be rotated out towards the target while the back foot is squared 90 degrees to the target line for proper hip swing.
- Balance: your weight should be balanced on the balls of the feet instead of the heels or toes. Weight distribution between the feet depends on the type of club you are swinging.
- Posture: Knees should be slightly flexed and directly over the balls of your feet for balance. Your body should bend at the hips and not the waist. The spine should have a 90 degree angle to the shaft of the club while the vertebrae are in a straight line, with no bending in the middle of the spine.
- Arms and Hands: Your hands should hang just off the inside of your target side thigh. The hands-to-body distance depends on the club you are hitting