Step into it, confidently


  • Golf
  • Sunday, 25 Sep 2022

Justin Thomas of the United States Team plays his shot prior to the 2022 Presidents Cup at Quail Hollow Country Club on September 19, 2022 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images/AFP

AS indicated in Part One of the set-up last week, problems with the body often cause common swing faults and bad shots, as do club and ball position at address.

The set-up is a static position that each golfer should get right, regardless of age or ability. But because it’s also so easy to slip out of these great positions over time, we need a quick setup check every month or so, just as the pros do.

Adopting the correct set-up position will enhance your ability to execute the swing that you want and hit the shots you want – and here are a few more quick checks on your set-up.

1 Feet together

Start with your feet together and find a centred balance through the middle of your feet by rocking back and forth.

2 Feet apart

Move your feet apart while keeping them parallel with the target line so the ball is in the correct position for the club.

3 Bend knees

Adopting an athletic posture by bending your knees slightly and tilting your upper body forwards will allow you to swing more freely.

4 Feet apart

Remember, also, to move your feet apart while keeping them parallel with the target line so the ball is in the correct position for the club.

US PGA Championship winner Justin Thomas in the throes of executing a shot off the tee box, has his kness bent somewhat and upper body tilted forward. — AFP

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