Swing Setup Routine... Just Like The Pro's
is the Proper Golf Setup Routine, and it is the best I have
across in 5 years of golf swing research...
OK, here we
go. This is something that I was shown by a Professional Golfer. I have never
seen this before in any golfing magazine, web site, golf show etc.
This is a
setup routine to get you in exactly the right position and distance from the
ball every time with every club.
I have checked
this proper golf swing setup routine with the setup of some of the worldís
top Pro golfers and it is bang on. I have really benefited from this
So how does it
work I can hear you asking. Well itís rather simple, which is why
Iím surprised Iíve not seen it before.
Do you already
have a proper golf setup routine? Well, this is not any routine, it
is one that gets you in exactly the same position as the Pro's. This routine is
simple and accurate.
Here we go. It
is all related to the length of the club you are about to use to hit
the ball with.
benefit from this setup is that by setting yourself up right to the
ball it will give you plenty of room to work in between you and the
ball, rather than getting all cramped up at impact.
Proper Golf Setup
routine should ONLY be used on the practice range, I
don't want you getting disqualified from some big competition! Any
significant change should be practiced - you should never make big
changes to your golf swing during a round. Work it all out on the
practice range, check it works, then implement it. Only implement
this setup on the course once you can get the right distance from
the ball without laying your club on the ground.
club you plan to hit the ball with - I would recommend that your
start to try this setup routine with a 7 iron.
The following instructions are
for a 9 iron right through to your long irons:
- Lay the
club down on the ground pointing away from your body, thatís
from your body when setup alongside the ball in your normal
stance, towards the ball.
- Now move
the club head (which should be closest to the ball, away from
your body) so that it is on the other side of the ball. So as
you look down to the ground you will see the club shaft running
away from you with the club head wrapped around the other side
of the ball.
- Now move
yourself to the ball and put one finger width space between the ball
and the clubhead as it is laid on the ground.
- Now move
back to the butt end of the shaft.
- Now take
up your stance but this time line up the back of your heels with
the butt end of the club. This now sets your feet the correct
distance from the ball.
- All you
need to do now is keep you feet on the line youíve set them and
pick your club up and address the ball.
WARNING: This proper
gives you the correct amount of bend at your knees. To get
yourself balanced you will need to push you bum out behind you,
remembering to keep your back straight and bend more over the
WARNING: The first
time you do this you may think you are way too far away from the
ball. I have checked this setup and it is absolutely correct and
matches the setup of the worlds top proís.
WARNING: You may
find it easier to change your golf setup in small steps rather than
go straight to this setup Ė if the ball feels way too far away
from you then gradually increase the distance over a few rounds.
- You need
to practice the proper golf setup as described above until you can do it
without laying you club down on the floor. Soon you will be
doing this without even thinking about it.
- If you're
not certain that this is correct then go to
take a look at the swing sequences and check it out - make sure
the golfer you're looking at has an iron in their hands.
little sketch that shows you what the above setup routine looks
differences for the other clubs is that for clubs shorter than your
9 iron you add another finger for each club, two finger space for a
pitching wedge etc.
driver, instead of the end of the butt of the shaft being along the
back line of your heels the end of the butt should be around the
middle of your foot.
proper golf setup
routine a try,
you might be nicely surprised at how much easier it is to hit the
ball with this extra room to work in.
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