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Distance Away From Ball

September 07 2012 Golfing Tips

How far away should I stand from the ball? This is a common question I get on the lesson tee.  The club I have in my hand will determine the distance I stand away from the ball.  My prime concern is that regardless of the length of the club being used (shortest wedge or longest driver) the relationship that I try to maintain as constant is the distance between the butt end of the club and my body.  There should always be at least a full hand span of distance between my body and the club.  This will ensure that I am not reaching or standing with my hands too close to my body thereby giving my arms plenty of room to swing through freely on both the backswing and the forward swing.

 

© 2017 Christine M Reuss