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Getting your set-up correct Never overlook your fundamentals!

Golf Putting practice

Amateurs often focus on their swing and they overlook their fundamentals. Many Golfers struggle to get in a proper golf set up position. In order to have a fundamentaly sound golf swing, it is essential that you have a great set up position. Below you will see three simple steps to get into an athletic set up position.

3 Steps

Golf Position

Start off with your feet. Your feet should be shoulder width apart. Your right foot should be straight and your left foot should be open. Stand tall with your chest out and your back straight

Step 1. Bend forward from your hips. Your butt should stick out and your back should be straight (don’t slouch). At this point, your legs should still be straight.

Step 2. Shift your weight from your heels to the balls of your feet. Then move your knees forward so you have a slight knee bend.
At this point, your butt should be sticking out, you should be bending from your hips, your back should be straight, your
knees should be bent and your weight should be on the balls of your feet.

Step 3. Let your arms hang naturally.Your hands should hang directly below your shoulders. Grip the club from this position.
If you do these three steps, you will be in an athletic set up position. This is a vital part to having great fundamentals. Practice this in front of a mirror for five minutes a day and I guarantee your set up will improve!

About the Instructor

Brian Joseph PGA

Brian Joseph is a PGA Pofessional and head instructor at Samadhi Golf school located at Jingumae Golf range, Tokyo, Japan.
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