Bill Glasson’s Swing Keys : Pre-swing distance control – Brief Article
A commonly overlooked fundamental is your distance from the ball. If you’re too far from it at address, your swing will be too flat, resulting in hooks and pushes. If you’re too close, your swing will be too upright, resulting in pulls and slices. I find the optimal distance from the ball is when my hands are one fist-width from my body. That allows my arms to hang naturally and gives my swing the correct shape. If I combine this with a good backswing in which my clubface remains square, I should be able to hit straight, solid shots. But what works for me may not work for you. Experiment to find the right distance for your setup.
1) (1) FIST AWAY FROM THE LEFT THIGH
2) SLOW TAKE-AWAY
3) KEEP CLUBFACE SQUARE TO SPINE ANGLE.
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