Rich Greenwood, Director of Instruction at Tour Golf in Agoura Hills, California talks about the importance of Ball Position and the affects it can have on the swing.
Online PR News – 27-January-2014 – Agoura Hills, California – Rich Greenwood, Director of Instruction at Tour Golf in Agoura Hills, California talks about the importance of Ball Position and the affects it can have on the swing.
Rich posted a video on both YouTube and RichGreenwoodgolf.com to show some of the problems that can occur with a poor ball position. He starts off by showing a couple of examples how having a back ball position can affect a players golf swing. The two examples he shows are the “Stand up and Flip at Impact” and the “Over the Top” motion to try and get the ball to start on line. Both he describes as a complete power loss with inconsistent direction. Rich then brings in examples from other sports such as tennis and baseball to compare the similarities in where contact is made at impact. He feels in all sports that require an instrument to strike the ball the point of contact is out in front of the player to have maximized power with consistent direction.
Rich goes into his archives to show a slide on how Ben Hogan used a simple method of getting the proper ball position with each club. He then demonstrates on video Ben Hogan’s philosophy and how ball position is related to the upper body. Rich said, “Hogan used to bring in his right foot as the clubs got shorter”. Rich believes that as Hogan brought in his right foot it moved his upper body more to the left effectively moving the ball position more towards the center of his stance. He concludes by saying, “Ball position is not so much related to where the ball is in the stance but by where the upper body is located in the stance”.
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