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Question

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

Ruth Murray
September 16, 2016

Bobby’s Answer

Great question, Ruth! Stance is really important when it comes to the driver. Sometimes it’s a decision of distance versus accuracy. I explain in this week’s video:

 

Comments

  1. Hi Bobby, I have a question about the driver. You teach the best players hit SLIGHTLY DOWN on the ball when I had always read the optimum driver/ ball contact was just past mid arc, slightly on the upswing. Think Chi Chi Rodriguez hitting the ball teed up high on a scoring pencil. Your analysis please.

  2. How you place your feet,COP, does not always match your hip alignment.
    Core issues, flexibility or skeletal anomalies may require you to modify your feet placement…not only open or closed but width for balance/ stability

  3. What’s the most important when playing golf ,it’s being consistent with your game.Your score is made up by your poor or bad shots ,not the good or outstanding ones .Therefore you must have a reliable driver shot off the tee ,landing on the short grass of the fairway: it’s not advisabe that it be long and in the rough .So just tee the ball one inch Inside the left foot for the driver ,you won’t make a poor shot this way .Also a slightly closed stance -as recommended by BEN HOGAN -will give you a wee bit of a draw and let the ball roll longer

  4. what is the correct impact zone and method of delivery for the driver?
    p.s. your teaching has been very benefical. Thank you

  5. i have a question about my iron impack itake a practice swing divot is strait then i hit the ball and my divot is going left dont know how to fix it??and the ball gets topped or goes right????

  6. I have a torn meniscus in my right leg. I have been swinging the club with 80 percent of my weight on front foot I’m having no pain doing that and my swing bottom is better is what I’m doing fine as long a contact is good

  7. Do you make a distinction between “closing your stance” and “aiming to the right”? Are your hips and shoulders still aligned at the target when you “close your stance”, or are they aligned with your feet?

    It seems to me that if you just move your feet, your swing path is still determined by the shoulders, and you have changed nothing.

    And if you aim everything to the right, don’t you also have to move your body toward the aim point, else the ball position becomes even further forward?

  8. Workhorse: need help fully understanding and how to do this to generate more speed. Sound as if it is important and should be a Dynamic. Really enjoy your book – it becomes clearer the more I reread it.
    Can you go thru this step by step (I’m a little slow). THANKS

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