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Setup

The Setup refers to a players overall address position. Setup is comprised of stance, posture, ball position, hand position, grip and weight distribution. The Setup is the blue print from which we build a solid swing. It is important to not only have a solid set up, but also a consistent one to develop a consistent swing and shoot low scores.

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Setup Tips

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  • Considtency in the Set Up Equals Consistent Strikes

    A consistent set up is crucial to consistent driving. If you play your ball position too far back, you can end up with a push. If you play it too far forward you can end up pulling the shot. Reaching for the ball can cause you to swing back too flat, whereas standing too close can cause you to pick the club up on too steep of a plane. Standing up too tall can also cause a flat backswing, whereas bending over too much can cause your shoulders to rotate on a steep plane. You simply must do the same thing every time in order achieve a consistent and predictable ball flight.

  • Shoulder Alignment Outranks Hips

    Aligning your shoulders and your arms are more important than aligning your lower body, because the club is connected to your upper body. Always remember it's your arms that are swinging the club. Obviously if your lower body is misaligned, your upper body may follow, but this is not always the case. It's important to have everything aligned perfectly, but pay closer attention to where your shoulders are aimed as your arms will follow your shoulders.

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