Ball position – irons and fairway woods.

To strike the ball consistently it’s important to control the low point of your swing and where the the ball is positioned relative to that.

I like keeping it simple and easy to maintain. Use some decking boards or an alignment stick to establish a ball position somewhere under your left chest (for a right-handed golfer) this should be approximately 3-4 inches inside your left heel.

Use this position for every club in your bag (except the driver). But the important thing is to use your right foot width to affect how it looks visually and how that affects the angle of attack.

The photo below is a pitching wedge – ball appears towards the middle of the feet but take note of that left chest/left heel ball position.

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The photo below is a 6 iron – feet further apart by moving right foot slightly wider.

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The photo below is a 3 hybrid – feet wider again using the right foot which makes the ball appear more forward in stance allowing for a more “sweeping” motion needed for longer clubs.

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Note, the ball has stayed constant to the left chest for every club

If you’re wanting another angle or help with this, remember you can come to the Golf Learning Centre for a check-up on your ball position or a golf lesson at our new and improved facilities in Mount Maunganui.

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Mark Brown

European Tour Winner

Mark is a multiple winner on the world stage with his highlight being winning the 2008 Johnnie Walker Classic on the European Tour. 

Mark has also won tournaments on the Asian and Australasian Tours and reached a career high world ranking of 64.

Throughout his 20-year career he has gained invaluable knowledge and experience from world renowned coaches and players.

Mark is now looking forward to passing on the techniques, shots and thought processes you will need to improve your game, no matter what your ability.

Golf Lessons with Mark available here.

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