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Swing Foundation: Lesson #4

Take The Mystery Out of Finding The Perfect Distance From The Ball With This Simple Trick

Welcome back! This is the fourth of seven lessons I’ve prepared for you about the fundamentals you’ll need before learning the two steps golf swing. If you missed my last lesson, you can find it by clicking here.

Today, I’d like to show you how to find the proper distance from the ball. The space between you and the golf ball at address can play a major role in how well you strike it. Reaching for a ball that’s too far away puts excess weight on the toes, causing a multitude of swing problems (pushed shots, topped balls and even shanks). Stand too close and you’ll back up on your heels during your swing, resulting in poor contact.

I’ve got a trick here that takes the guess work out of finding the perfect distance!

Step 1:

Take your 3-point stance. The end of the club will point right to your belt buckle.

Step 2:

Take your left hand off the club. Put your thumb on top of your index finger, forming a fist. Slide your fist from side to side between the end of the club and your belt buckle. If you are too close to the ball, you will hit the end of the club, and if you are too far away from the ball, you will have too much space.

Check back for tomorrow’s lesson where I explain how to find the perfect distance from the ball.

Until then, if you are ready to develop a perfect golf swing in two easy steps, go ahead and check out my Two Steps to a Perfect Golf Swing Professional Training System. Just click the link below to be on your way to better scores.

Beginners and intermediate players alike will improve their scores and enjoyment in their game once they understand these powerful two positions. It won’t take years, months, or even weeks to experience substantial game improvement. This is an easy-to-execute, and more importantly, proven method for making progress fast.

See you tomorrow!

Shawn Humphries
Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher

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6 thoughts on “2Step AR – Lesson 4 – Perfect Distance

  1. seems to be a solid system. My concern is distance, at 82 I have lost considerable distance off the tee, and hope to add 20 yards to my drives. Will this do it?

    • Tom–we have to be realistic here. At 82–the chances of gaining more speed in your swing is more of a challenge than hitting the ball in the center of the club.
      You greatest opportunity here is to hit solid shots. The more solid your hits the more distance you will gain. And yes this system will help you with that!!

  2. Thanks. Good tip.

    Need one tip. I am a beginner in this game and having the problem of topping the ball. At the range things are pretty ok but while I’m on the field, I start topping the ball. I’ve been on the ground for 3-4 times so far. Would be great if any tip to cure this quickly. Thanks.

    • SK–Beginners don’t need tips. They need to learn the language, learn to train and build capacity. I have two recommendations for your. #1 Join the Elite Golf Academy on my site–Level 1. This is a full 12 month training for your level. Or buy my DVD “Two Steps To A Perfect Golf Swing” designed for your level as well. If you will take one of these steps moving forward you will build the capacity to build a golf game. Good luck.

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