Golf Ball Set-Up Position

 

Golf Ball Set-Up Position

Golf Tips Ι Scottsdale Area Golf Course

I’ve always had a lot of questions about proper ball position in relation to a player’s stance. While there are several theories on the proper ball position, one thing is certain, you need to be consistent. In fact, several years ago while standing in front of the 4th tee box at the Scottsdale TPC during the Phoenix open, I saw three well known players play the 133 yard par-three with three completely different ball positions. One player played it off his left heel, one in the exact center of his stance, and one played the ball off his right heel. While I can’t be certain of which club each player used, I can only assume be the distance that it was a PW or SW. I always go with Ben Hogan’s recommendation: short irons in the middle of your stance, mid-irons slightly ahead of middle and long-irons/woods are more toward your left heel. Oh, if you’re wondering which three tour players would have such a different ball position, John Daly, Nick Faldo, and Nick Price.

Dale Samar, PGA