The address position includes the position of your feet. Let’s understand what we should do.

The position of your feet is the foundation of your golf swing. Make sure your feet are well positioned with every club.

What should we do to obtain a great address position?

Try placing your left foot in an open position. For the right handed player, the toe of the left foot should be turned slightly towards the target. This will promote a better follow through thus a better golf swing.




Feet Wider with Longer Clubs:

To promote better weight transfer and promote the basic golf swing, your feet should be wider as the club becomes longer.

Narrower with Shorter Clubs:

The shorter the club, the narrower your stance should be because your weight transfer is less pronounced.

Check your Clubs:

As the selection of clubs changes, so should the width of your stance. It will be wider with a #1 wood (Driver) than with a #5 iron, and wider with a #5 iron than with a pitching wedge.

Shorter the Swing, the Narrower your Stance:

The width of your stance should be also proportionate to the size of your swing. The shorter the swing, the narrower your stance.

Animation of the Width of your Stance:

Notice my feet are not as wide apart with shorter clubs. As the club gets longer, you want more stability with a wider stance. I used a #3 Wood, a #5 Iron and a Sand Wedge in these examples. This was a lesson I received many years ago that improved my overall basic golf swing. The proper address position (stance) is a very important part of the basic golf swing so be aware of how you place your feet before you make your swing.

How should you align your feet?

The back foot (right foot for right handed players) should be placed approximately perpendicular to your target line.

The front foot (left foot for right handed players) should be placed so that your feet are parallel to the target line with the left toe pointing slightly toward the target (left foot is in an open position).

The Balls of your Feet:

Your weight should be evenly distributed between the heels and the balls of your feet.