Driver Ball Position
PurePoint Golf Instruction – Driver Ball Position – Driver Golf Swing
I often see a number of amateurs prepare for their driver golf swing by walking up, after they have teed the ball up, they just take a step back and they address it. They grip the golf club and they address it, and they sort of just plot their feet down wherever they land, but let me tell you the proper way.
This way you'll be able to get the ball in the correct position more often than not. After you have the golf ball and you've gripped it and you have addressed it, then you'll just look down, take a peek down, and if this golf ball is running towards the left heel, then this is correct.
If you look down and you see the golf ball is a little too far forward off your left, that's too far forward and you'll probably see that the shoulders are aimed too far to the left.
On the other hand, if you look back down and you think the ball is too far back in your stance when you put this shaft along you, you'll be aiming way off to the right.
So, after you've addressed the golf ball, all you have to do to get ready for your driver golf swing is bring the shaft up and lay it along your shoulder line, and it should be going in the direction you want to go with it.
If you get it too far back in your stance at address, you'll wind up aiming your shoulders too far off to the right.
And if you get it off the left heel, this should be proper for most people.
Give that a try the next time out.
Bobby Eldridge is the Head Instructor for the PurePoint Golf Academy where he teaches "The Simple Golf Swing" theory. You can check out PurePoint Golf instructional DVDs at http://www.golfswingguru.com/index15.htmBobby Eldridge is the Head Instructor for the PurePoint Golf Academy where he teaches "The Simple Golf Swing" theory. You can check out PurePoint Golf instructional DVDs athttp://www.golfswingguru.com/index15.htm
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Frequently Asked Questions...
What are your memories of the 60s and the hippies and hitchhiking?
As the saying goes, "If you remember it, you weren't there."
Some of us weren't what you'd call hippies, in the sense of living on communes & such, but were in college and/or working all day & were part of the counter culture, as some called it, in the evenings or on weekends.
I remember, of course, moving to California along with a zillion other "kids" in their 20's or older. That could be called the 2nd or 3rd big migration to California after the Dust Bowl Days. A half a dozen or so of my college friends had gone to San Francisco before my friend & I came out. We ended up just visiting them in San Francisco then actually living in Southern California, due to it being a year of heavy rains. If we were going to move to California, we were going to have warm weather & beaches, by golly! (A few years later I moved up north of San Francisco.)
We did actually miraculously get jobs, but I remember going to camp out with friends in Mexico, going up to L.A. to see the live stage production of Hair, going to humungous rock festivals, seeing everybody give the peace sign out of the backs of their VW mini-buses, going to the beach & trying out surfing, etcetera. I tried a lot of the drugs, then learned TM & instantly became drug-free.
So, many of the cliched images in the movies were somewhat true, or true for some people. It was in fact fun, but I think being in one's 20's & being single has to be fun, regardless of the era, really making a case against early marriage.
Of course, what we think of as the 60's were really just the last part of the 60's, plus much of the 70's tacked onto it. It's interesting to remember how the hippie fashions influenced everybody's attire, so that nearly everybody dressed in bell-bottoms & weird fashions. When I was between jobs & living on a shoestring, my Levi's were works of art because they were so covered with heart-shaped & star-shaped print patches. What a joke when kids today buy their jeans with the patches & embroidery already on them. They're missing the fun & opportunity of creating their own works of art. We even went to an exhibit at the DeYoung Museum of Levi's that had been turned into works of art.
I remember hitchhiking in the 70's when I went back to college again to get some more practical job skills. As a single woman, I was very happy that one day a woman about my age who worked at the college picked me up, & we ended up getting a carpool together. Hitchhiking might be fun for casual cross--country travel, but it's not what anyone would want to do to get to work & school every day. Besides, by then, I was a perfectionist older student & wanted the maximum time available for studying. (Doesn't sound like much of a hippie, does it?) Also, as a woman hitchhiking every day, I was either very lucky or had good karma because nothing bad ever happened. I sweated it a few times because some guys tried to say things to make me scared, but then they'd pull up & let me out right where I needed to be. I wore a big felt hat, dressed well-covered, & carried a big umbrella with a sharp point.
Looking back, I'm surprised to remember that it was so widely accepted that people hitchhiked. Today, it's rare for anyone to hitchhike or to pick up a hitchhiker. Things are just different & maybe more scary. I don't mean I'm generally very scared of anything these days, but then I'm not hitchhiking & I sure follow a lot of those safety rules that we're fed these days...and ignore a few, too.
At least there are plenty of things left to enjoy today that are perhaps more real. It's all a matter of being happy inside. Peace.
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