Setup: The Universal Fundamental

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Setup: The Universal Fundamental
Category: Address/Set-Up
Sub-Category: Hands, Alignment, Ball Position

Video Transcript

Video Golf Tip | Setup: The Universal Fundamental

In the “Eight Step Swing,” I talked about the universal fundamental, which is setup. I call it universal because every teacher that I have ever listed to or read about has talked about the importance of getting set correctly, positioning the ball properly and getting off to a good start. So from this front view I want to talk to you about a few simple things you can do to set up correctly or close to correctly each time. Number one, when you go to set up, I would like to see you take the club in your right hand and place it behind the golf ball, aim your golf club at the target, then you can put your left hand on it. But when you put the right hand on you will always you’re your shoulders very open, you will also have your right foot forward, and this allows you to aim and align much easier. Now from here you take your first step with your front foot, always this foot, right into position. That is going to determine your ball position. So if you want the ball three to four inches behind your heel then you will take a three or four inch step. If you wanted to hit your driver you would just take a small step and then you would drop your right foot back into position. This will allow you to always check your ball position off of your left foot. So you come in this way, drop the left foot into position and then the right foot. That will allow you always to get into systematic approach to being ready to hit the ball the same way time after time with a repetitive system for aiming and setting up. Hope those tips help you.

About the Instructor
Jim  McLean
Jim  McLean
Jim McLean Golf School
Doral Golf Resort and Spa
4400 NW 87th Avenue
Miami, FL 33178
Tel: 800-72-DORAL

Jim McLean runs the Jim McLean Golf Schools, considered by some the world's finest. He is listed as one of Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers and Golf Digest's #3 instructor in the world.


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