4 Tips to Perfect Your Golf Stance

By Jimmy Ballard

If you don’t get the proper set up you can never make the proper moves and get in the proper positions in the golf swing. Utilizing a proper golf stance is a vitally important part of your game, and should be second nature. If it’s not, here are some tips on how to get your golf stance right on every shot.

Steps to the Proper Golf Stance

Before you even take the club back, your stance is the launchpad for a successful golf swing. Follow these instructions to make your stance automatic.

  1. Your feet should be shoulder-width apart. This applies to all clubs. A common tendency is to take a wider stance with a driver, but that should never happen. With all clubs, your feet should be shoulder-width apart.
  2. Always have your right foot square to the target line. The right foot should never turn in or out. This allows your body to properly coil in your backswing and properly uncoil in your follow-through.
  3. Turn your left toe out. This allows your weight to properly transfer to the ball of your foot on your follow-through.
  4. Square your shoulders. One shoulder should not be lower than the other.


By following, and practicing, these simple steps you will find your golf stance to be automatic no matter what shot you need to play.

Category: Address/Set-Up
Sub Categories: Arms, Hands, Posture

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Jimmy Ballard
Jimmy Ballard
Jimmy Ballard Swing Connection
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Key Largo, FL 33037
Tel: 800-999-6664