Golf tip of the week: Don't stand too wide!

Upper and lower body must work in harmony to generate a more fluid golf swing.

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Adam Glass - PGA pro, Wokefield Park
Thu, 30 Mar 2017


One of the most common faults I see in the golf swing is when a player sets up to the ball with too much of a wide stance.

Balance and stability is key in the golf swing but I notice many golfers want to widen their stance excessively in an effort to gain more power.

The important thing to note is that we are looking for the upper body and lower body to work in harmony to create that fluid swing we all want to see. 

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A stance too wide will restrict lower body motion and inhibit weight transfer.

This can cause the upper body to become overly active resulting in a slice or pulled shots, like you can see in the image above.