What is the Best Golf Stance Width?
Hi, I am Brent Franklin with the McGetrick Golf Academy here and Denver and what I want to talk to you about today is stance width. One of the common problems I see that amateurs have is that they either stand too narrow or too wide. I will just give you a couple of quick tips to determine the right stance width for you.
- Basically, for a 5-iron shot, a good rule of thumb is to try to get your feet basically a little bit inside shoulder width apart. That means if you are hanging a club outside your right shoulder and you are hanging a club outside your left shoulder, the shaft should basically drop down right over the middle of your foot. That is a good position there.
- For a driver we are going to be a little bit wider that that because the swing is a little bit bigger and needs a little more stability. With a driver I am going to go slightly wider, slightly. I don't want to see people like this, but just a little bit wider than shoulder width apart. If you hang this club down from your shoulder now it is about on the inside of my shoes.
- For a pitching wedge we are obviously going to go the other way, we are going to go narrower. If my normal shoulder width apart stance was right here, with my pitching wedge I am going to go just a tiny bit narrower.
Keep Your Golf Stance Consistent
Once again, really small differences. We don't want to see big extremes from one to the other. Not really wide with a driver to really narrow. We want to keep things generally fairly consistent with everything we are doing. Make all your moderations just in small amounts. I hope that helps.