Drop The Box
Use a sleeve of balls for better ballstriking
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The goal in your setup (with virtually any club) is to feel tall, upright and athletic. You should feel as though you're looking at the ball with a tall, proud chin. Or, think of it this way: I like to encourage my students to "see the ball with the bottom of their eyes." This helps you keep your head in alignment with your spine.
As for your knees, they ought to be slightly flexed, and any lean forward toward the ball should be a tilt from the hips. It's always better to miss too upright with your posture than too slumped and slouched. Your weight should be over your shoelaces, not hung out on your tippy toes. And lastly, feel as though you have a grapefruit under your chin at address. This will help you avoid slouching your back and chin. Just remember, don't squeeze the grapefruit and make juice!
Try this, and I bet your drives will be longer and straighter and your irons more precise too.
Top-25 Instructor Barry Goldstein is one of the country's leading golf instructors. He currently teaches at Inverrary CC in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and can be reached via email at email@example.com.