By: Piers Ward 23 Mar, 2017
Narrow Your Stance To Draw The Ball
Hi Me and My Golfers. In todays article I wanted to discuss with you how narrowing your stance can help you play a draw and stop you slicing the golf ball.
Playing A Draw
In order to play a draw, you need to be able to get the path of the club when striking the ball going slightly to the right of target (for the right handed golfer).
The Problem Golfers Have
When people are trying to play the draw, we see them struggling to get the club into a position at the top of the back swing that will allow them to produce a good delivery of the club, often because the stance is too wide. When your stance gets too wide, it will inhibit the amount you can turn your lower and upper body, which in turn effects how the arms swing around the body.
Start Drawing The Golf Ball
Narrowing your stance will allow for a better rotation in the back swing, which in turn will allow you to get your arms more around your body at the top, this will give you more chance of approaching the ball with a path to the right.
By narrowing your stance it also plays a trick on your mind, your brain thinks that you’re going to hit the ball softer. This is great because one of the biggest reasons people struggle to hit a draw is that they rush their down swing, as a result of trying to hit hard to early or panicking. By taking the effort level out of your shots you will find it easier to have a smoother start to your down swing, which again makes it so much easier to get the path to the right to help create the draw.
The best way to get results from this is by hitting 100 yard drives. Start with a really narrow stance and then widen the stance slightly as you start to hit the golf ball further, always focusing on getting the path of the club swinging out to the right.
As always let us know how you get on with this and let us know what help you need with other parts of your game by commenting below. Lets see if we can Take Charge of your Game this year!