Match your address position to your body type

By Graham Stewart

One of the questions I get asked all the time is, “How is my posture, am I standing correctly?”

Take a look at the images below. Notice how each player has a slightly different address position due to his body type.

All players are well balanced and in a relaxed ready position. It is good practice on the range to lay a club or stick on the ground to indicate the intended target. Poor alignment can lead to a poor chain reaction and inconsistent shots.

The key points of a good address position are:

• Good Balance. The weight is on the balls of the feet.

• Knee flex for balance and stability and not to lose height.

• Arms hanging down.

Tension is a swing wrecker.As soon as you are ready, swing. Don’t take too long to think about what or how you want to play or swing, a tension will build up.

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Graham Stewart is a British PGA professional with over 30 years’ experience. Based at Pestana Vila Sol, he is available for golf instruction for players of all levels, from complete beginners to tour winners.

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