Practice Your Ball Position and Width of Stance

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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+

9 Responses to “Practice Your Ball Position and Width of Stance”

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    March 31, 2017


    Wow this video really dialed in… A great reference for me.
    I didn’t realize how absolute this could be.
    I think I will tape some ball and foot positions on my practice mat for this.

  2. March 31, 2017


    I understand how to get the corrert stance with the ball right next to your feet…how does one advance it actually moving back and away from the ball? Use alignment sticks???

  3. A very clever,innovative and simple way to adjust your ball position and your width of stance .Thank you,Paul!
    I use a sligthly different method ,the BEN HOGAN method :my ball never moves it stays under my left armpit ,where the lowest point of the swing should be
    Then I move the back foot more or less according to the club I use .I also (You don’t mention that ) move back the back foot slightly for the driver (Closed stance ) and forward for the higher lofted clubs (Open stance ) Neutral -feet aligned parallel to the target line- for the other clubs .
    Your method is simpler and foolproof .I’ll go with it

  4. February 5, 2018


    Two things:
    The ball in the middle of the feet is fine on the range, but what about on the course? The tip for the reply you mentioned above, “distance from ball”, puts you the right distance from the ball, but it doesn’t show where the ball should be as far as between your feet. In other words, if I am on the course, I don’t want to step up to the ball with it in between my feet as in the practice tip, this might cause the ball to move incurring a penalty stroke. Seems like a different technique is needed when actually playing a round on the course.

    Secondly, I am 6’2″ stringbean build, pretty sure I have longer legs than you. Assuming the stance width you advocate seems really narrow to me. I really like the idea of knees touching, belt buckle at the target in the follow through, but to achieve this with a stance that feels stable, my right back toe will have to drag 2-3 inches. Is the right toe drag acceptable??? Either that or a Jordan Spieth type follow-through with belt buckle facing target but with knees apart, legs not touching. All of the pros who have given me lessons have said that my stance width is fine, it certainly doesn’t feel too wide, but I am going to practice what you teach, just looks and feels much too narrow…

  5. February 10, 2018


    Yep, this is what I was looking for…thanks!!

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