Proper Set Up In Using The Golf Driver

Here is a quick golfing tip on the proper set up in using the golf driver from to teaching pro Bobby Eldridge. Bobby teaches “The Simple Golf Swing”.

Let`s listen to Bobby…
I often see a number of amateurs prepare for their driver golf swing by walking up, after they have teed the ball up, they just take a step back and they address it. They grip the golf club and they address it, and they sort of just plot their feet down wherever they land, but let me tell you the proper way.

This way you’ll be able to get the ball in the correct position more often than not. After you have the golf ball and you’ve gripped it and you have addressed it, then you’ll just look down, take a peek down, and if this golf ball is running towards the left heel, then this is correct.

If you look down and you see the golf ball is a little too far forward off your left, that’s too far forward and you’ll probably see that the shoulders are aimed too far to the left.

On the other hand, if you look back down and you think the ball is too far back in your stance when you put this shaft along you, you’ll be aiming way off to the right.

So, after you’ve addressed the golf ball, all you have to do to get ready for your driver golf swing is bring the shaft up and lay it along your shoulder line, and it should be going in the direction you want to go with it.

If you get it too far back in your stance at address, you’ll wind up aiming your shoulders too far off to the right.

And if you get it off the left heel, this should be proper for most people.

Golfing tip on the proper set up in using the golf driver… give that a try the next time out.

Bobby Eldridge is the Head Instructor for the PurePoint Golf Academy where he teaches “The Simple Golf Swing” theory.

Moe Norman Golf Instruction Review

Murray Irwin “Moe” Norman (July 10, 1929 – September 4, 2004) was a Canadian professional golfer. He was widely considered the best ball striker who ever lived. His accuracy, his ability to hit shot after shot perfectly straight, gave him the nickname “pipeline moe”.

Moe Norman golf instruction review… here`s a video of Moe`s golf swing. As you will see it is very different but got great results.

Moe Norman Golf Instruction Review

Below are some of Moe’s gems for hitting the ball with accuracy.

“Quiet hands through the swing. ‘Fingers are fast, fingers are fast, palms are calm, palms are calm.’ Moe said to hold the club in the palms of your hands, not in the fingers.

“Wide stance. He [keeps] his feet on the ground as long as possible, thereby ensuring the clubhead will travel as far along the line as possible and not turn over. Moe wants the sensation of the ball on the clubhead all the way through impact. His feet roll, but they do not lift.” Schiffman’s note: This reminds me of what Jack Grout taught a young Jack Nicklaus. For the first year of Nicklaus’ golfing life, Grout had him roll his ankles back and through. Only later did he lift his left heel off the ground.

“Ball position. Moe plays the ball off his left heel because he’s thinking of tearing through it and down the target line. He puts the club 14 inches behind the ball.

“Downswing. Moe begins his downswing with a move of his left knee forward, still keeping his feet flat on the ground. His arms drop into the ‘slot,’ all of 21 inches, as Moe says. His knees separate as his left knee moves forward. He appears to be squatting slightly to the ball, as Sam Snead did. At the same time, he has created clubhead lag. “Impact. Moe creates an extremely long ‘flat spot’ at the bottom of his swing. Moe feels his hands are still square to the target 22 inches past the ball.”

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Moe Norman golf instruction review was definitely different but as we said before… he got great results!

How to Take The Proper Golf Setup

This is the proper golf setup routine, and it is the best I have ever come 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 setup routine with the setup of some of the world’s top Pro golfers and it is bang on. I have really benefited from this setup routine.

So how does it work I can hear you asking. Well it’s rather simple, which is why I’m surprised I’ve 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 a golf pro. This routine is simple and accurate.

It is all related to the length of the club you are about to use to hit the ball with.

The main benefit from this proper golf 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 Instructions

This 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.

Choose the 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, that’s from your body when setup alongside the ball in your normal stance, towards the ball.

Now move the clubhead (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 you’ve set them and pick your club up and address the ball.

WARNING: This proper golf setup gives you the correct amount of bend at your knees. To get yourself balanced you will need to push your bum out behind you, remembering to keep your back straight and bend more over the ball.

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 pro’s.

WARNING: You may find it easier to change your golf setup in small steps rather than go straight to this setup – 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.

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Callaway Men’s Apex Iron Set

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Here`s what Golf Digest had to say:

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