Here’s a good tip for all the beginner golfers out there.
How many of you think the club shaft and your arms should be in a straight line when you address the golf ball? I am guessing you are going to say yes, because, the majority of the true beginners I see set up with their arms and shaft in a straight line.
To be in the most powerful set up position, there should be a small angle between your hands and the shaft. There are two reasons for this:
- Your arms should hang straight down from your shoulder sockets at address
- All golf clubs are built on an angle
If the club is on an angle and your arms hang straight down there has to be a bit of an angle between your hands/wrists and the club shaft.
The position I suggest has you starting with a small hinge in your wrists. It will allow your hands and wrists to work better during the swing. When the shaft and your arms are in a straight line, your wrists are locked and you aren’t in your most athletic position.
When it comes to your arms at address, think “hang” don’t “reach”.
To all the beginners: welcome to the game and good luck!