Shaft Angle – Correct Position of the Hands at Address

Shaft Angle – Correct Position of the Hands at Address

Shaft Angle & Position of the Hands – Complete Guide to The Perfect Golf Setup – Part 5

Position of the hands at setup, to get the correct shaft angle.

The position of the hands at set up, in relation to the golf ball, can help to determine the quality of your ball striking…
In the previous instalments of this golf set-up series, we’ve looked at the correct ball position ( for each club, and the ideal distance ( you should be standing away from the golf ball.

There’s one more checkpoint that I see a lot of golfers overlook (even lower handicap players) that you should incorporate into your set-up position. It has to do with the position of your hands at address in relation to the golf ball. It’s a very simple golf tip but it can make a noticeable difference to your golf game.

► Hands Position and Shaft Lean Tips – Video Summary

When your hands are well positioned at address the butt end of your club should point towards your left hip bone. This means that your hands should be in front of the golf ball almost always. This also means that the angle of your shaft should point towards the target. This shaft position is referred to as shaft lean, or leaning your shaft forward. Positioning your hands thusly will insure that you promote a good and reliable strike at the golf ball.

If your hands are located too much in front then a lower ball flight will be produced and inconsistency issues will arise.

If your hands are located too far back then this hands position will promote scooping the ball.

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