The recommended distance for positioning your ball forward of your centre line is one to two inches. This allows your dominant eye (mostly the right eye in the case of the right-handed golfer) to be positioned behind the back of the ball.
- Standing too far from the ball will cause your putter to follow an in-to-out path that will send your ball to the right. The optimum ball position is typically around 8 to 9 inches from your toe-line, the same distance from the hollow in your neck to your eye-line.
Where should the golf ball be in my stance when putting?
Your ball should be positioned just forward of the middle of your stance. Determining how close the ball should be to your body is a bit more complicated. It is generally agreed that you should set your putting posture so that your eyes are positioned directly above or just slightly inside of the ball.
What happens if I stand too close to the golf ball?
Standing too close to the golf ball will result in incorrect posture, which in turn results in inconsistent hits and inaccurate hits. Standing too close can result in a shank or a slice, depending on the posture of the player.
Is it better to stand closer to golf ball?
Stand closer to the ball and allow the hands and butt end of the club to be no further than three inches from the body. The closer the better. Allowing the hands to hang to the lowest point will aid in the cocking of the wrists, create more power with less effort, a higher ball flight and improve a golfer’s balance.
Can standing too close to the ball cause a hook?
The distance the golfer stands from the ball is just as important as the ball’s position. Standing too close to the ball causes a loss of posture, reduction in arm extension, loss of balance, loss of speed, toe hits, slices, low hooks and a change in swing path.
Should I stand closer to ball for driver?
You Allow Your Body To Be A Greater Part Of Your Swing Much as standing too far away from the ball will reduce your body’s ability to be a part of your swing, standing too close can have a similar effect. When you are too close, your body can get in the way of your swing and your hands have to “dig out” the shot.