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How do you adjust your set-up in order to create an ideal address position for each club? The iron, fairway wood, driver etc.

Bob in Missouri
February 21, 2016

Bobby’s Answer

Well Bob,

Many of your questions can be answered in my High Speed Training System, but this is an excellent opportunity to review the all important 4-inch in front swing bottom.

Now, it is important to note that each golfer’s ball position will vary, but the swing bottom should always be 4 inches in front of the position of the golf ball.

With each progressively longer club, you will generate more club head speed as well as load, lag and workhorse, which all move the swing bottom forward.

So what’s the secret?

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Taking a wider stance will allow you to manage those longer clubs and generate more club head speed as well as utilize the load, lag and workhorse but will keep your swing bottom from moving too far forward.

Watch today’s video to see what I mean.

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  1. Hello Bobby just watched e ball position video. I’m a blind/ visually I,paired golfer. I’m going to the same lenght clubs . Will you video still help me since I play the ball from the middle of my stance

  2. Excellent and very clear explanation ,Bobby to this often puzzling question :your approach is the classical BEN HOGAN method where the ball always stays in the same place but with the width of the stance moving .BEN HOGAN would also close the stance slightly wih the driver and open it also slightly with the short irons

  3. What tip can you give me to turn my body and follow thru on the downswing. I always end up leaning back and not forward and lose power. I Do it correctly in practice but not when I try to hit the ball.

  4. Excellent!

    I started narrowing my stance with excellent results. My irons have been much improved but it has completely jacked up my Fairway Woods (Which I used to be awesome at) and no adjustments would help! I will widen my stance back to my old normal and I think this will get me back my 250 yard 3 wood draws I so miss!

    Now I just need you to fix my inconsistencies with my driver! My drives can be near 300 Yd baby draws to 50 yard duck hooks to 240 Yd Slices!

  5. Bobby I’m older and can’t make a good shoulder turn unless I drop my back foot off a couple inches will that change the bottom postion.

  6. Bobby I do not take a divot on any of my shots and cannot seem to no matter what I do. I therefore conclude that is why my distances are not as long as any of my playing partners. Can you recommend a drill to overcome this so I can get the 4″ ahead of the ball lowest point of the arc.
    Thank you—-Brian

    1. If you mean “chipping close to the pin”, I would suggest that you use a mid iron, like a 7 iron, and use more of a putting stroke but with your hands set (and staying) forward – no wrist breaks – grip down nearer the shaft and play the ball in the middle of a slightly open stance with your feet relatively close together. Pick a target where you want the ball to hit the green on its way to the pin, not aiming at the pin. Hit the spot and let the ball run to the hole like a putt. The stroke is a very simple “back and through”. Once you can do this well from the collar, move back and start using more lofted clubs like a 9 iron or a pitching wedge. Longer or shots that must be elevated have their own techniques.

  7. If I address the driver with a square stance I usually go left. If I hit with three right foot drawn back about 3 inches I hit it straight. Why the difference?

  8. I’m confused. If you play the ball toward your forward heel and expect your swing to bottom out 4″ in front of the ball, your body would have to slide precipitously forward (left for right-handed golfers) to achieve the expected outcome. Certainly a little forward bump is fine, but I could never get that far ahead of the ball and still make shaft-leaning contact with the ball. Please explain.

  9. Bobby…. having some problems chipping…. have been told to keep my left shoulder level and moving to the left…. rather than up and straight…. my chips have been either fat or bladed… HELP… am 70 years young and a 12 handicap… have lost about 2/3 strokes this past year…. not getting up and down on the holes when I miss the green…. usually hit 6/8 greens in regulation…. need HELP… thank you… john

  10. Thanks, will give it a try. I’ve been hitting further and more accurate since your first video! Changing my kick point has really changed my game too! If you make it out to Guam look me up, we play all weekend, when I don’t tweak my back!

  11. Bobby-
    You suggest you adjust your stance width with the length of club; but
    you don’t adjust your stance for a fade or draw? How do you shape a shot?
    Thank you,
    Jim Moore
    Rochester Mn.

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