Easy Way To Check Ball Position

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Paul Wilson

Paul Wilson is the creator of Swing Machine Golf and founder of Ignition Golf. Paul's golf swing technique is based on the Iron Byron swing machine. YouTube Channels: Paul Wilson Golf and Ignition Golf Tips. Please Join me on Google+

10 Responses to “Easy Way To Check Ball Position”

  1. February 21, 2014


    Does it make any difference as to which eye you should close for the proper ball alignment ??

    • Paul Wilson

      February 22, 2014

      Paul Wilson


      Look at it with your dominant eye so it is directly overtop of the clubshaft. I was looking at it with my right eye.

  2. February 21, 2014


    I really have to practice this more consistently!! I

    • Paul Wilson

      February 22, 2014

      Paul Wilson


      If someone is trying to fix your shots with ball position and you are not a low handicap golfer they are putting band aid on the problem. I’m glad you are making the necessary swing changes. It will pay off even more in the future as you keep working on it.

  3. February 21, 2014


    Paul ,I’m puzzled with this tip :I was taught to have the ball a distance of One ball inside the left Heel ,then move the back foot More or les s depending on the club I use :More wide stance for long irons and fairway Woods ,shorter stance for mid and short irons .this seems to work with your tip for ball position ,opposite right eye ,then move the right foot .
    Is this correct or not correct ?

  4. February 21, 2014


    Hi Paul,

    I am very happy with your tips. It helps me a lot.
    I just watched your tip on checking the ball position.
    But…did you aver did a tip on ball positions in general. It seems that many people, including trainers, heve different opinions abot what is the right position for which club.

    with best regards,

  5. February 21, 2014


    Can you tell me the correct ball position for Driver through Wedge?

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From: Paul Wilson

Winter Is The BEST Time To Work On Your Swing

Just a quick note today reminding you that winter is the best time to practice your golf swing.  Why winter?  Because you can work on your swing throughout the next few months and have a great swing when you start your next season!


Just follow the tips and feedback I associate with each swing position I teach.  Do 25-50 nightly practice swings at home looking for this feedback to tell you that you're doing it right.  If there's no ball in front of you you're not thinking about hitting hitting it so you can clearly think about your movement and building a great swing for next season.

Don't Forget

To help with your winter practice, we have 2 highly recommended training aids available on this site:


1.  Ultimate Swing Trainer

This will allow you to develop more lag, faster hip speed and stop coming over the top.  Find out more here


2.  Momentus Traveler

This shorter club will allow you to do practice swings at home in your living room or you can even take it with you when you travel. Find out more here



Developing a great swing is about effort.  Don't look at winter as a time when you hang up the clubs.  Instead, this is the time you are going to be building your swing.