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3 Ball Positions + 1 Swing = Better Golf.

3 Ball Positions + 1 Swing = Better Golf.

3 Ball Positions + 1 Swing = Better Golf.

Hi, I’m Mel Sole, Director of Instruction at the Mel Sole Golf School, headquartered at Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club in Pawleys Island, SC.  We conduct 1, 2 and 3-day golf schools, hourly golf lessons, and senior golf schools—any type of golf instruction program your heart desires. Give us a call at 800-624-4653 or 843-237-4993.  We will be happy to book a commuter school or a package that contains accommodations, golf, and golf school.

Monthly Golf Tips by the Mel Sole Golf School.

In this month’s video golf tip, learn how my golf ball position and setup formula can help you achieve more consistency in your game and ultimately increase your enjoyment of golf.

Ball Position for all Iron Shots.

The ball position for all iron shots is 2″ inside the lead heel.  As the bottom of the arc is on the lead heel with all swings that I teach, it means that I am going to contact the ball first, just before the bottom of the arc, hit slightly down and compress the ball, take a divot after the ball, and get a nice trajectory.  Please remember, hybrids are played like iron shots.  So the ball position will also be 2″ inside the lead heel.

Ball Position for the Fairway Woods.

The ball position for the fairway wood is directly off the lead heel.  This allows me to make contact with the ball right at the bottom of the arc.  With this sweeping motion, I can get a nice launch angle and hit a high, soft shot.

Ball Position for the Driver.

The ball position for the driver is off the instep of the lead heel.  This allows me to contact the ball after the club has reached the bottom of the arc.  The clubhead is traveling slightly upward, and because the ball is on a tee, I can hit the ball in the middle of the clubface and accomplish a nice high launch angle.

This golf swing “system” that I developed will encourage a good weight shift and consistent contact with the ball.  I hope you enjoyed 3 Ball Positions + 1 Swing = Better Golf, and your golf game improves because of it!

Please Note.  In the video, I say “Constant Ball Position”  when I meant “Constant Arc Position”  Sorry about that.

Source: Mel Sole Golf School.

Thanks for watching – 3 Ball Positions + 1 Swing = Better Golf.

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