I freely admit I don’t stress setup enough, or hardly at all in what I write, and it’s for a simple reason.
I take it for granted as it is such a simple thing, we all just assume we do it correctly after playing so much golf.
After working with Frank yesterday and watching him continue to fall back into bad setup places, it dawned on me for the millionth time how lax we all are in making sure our setup is at least decent.
Every time Frank crowds the ball, he doesn’t bend enough at the waist, his hands get too high, his path gets too far to the right and that brings left in play for him.
If he sets up correctly for him, ball doesn’t go left if he tries. If a two time PGA winners can struggle, what does that say about the rest of us?
I will get more in depth into good “semi” universal setup fundamentals in the coming weeks and months, but I will start with this simple one.
You need to setup where if all you did was turn, tilt and turn, your arms would have enough room to rotate around your body and hit the ball.
Another way of saying you need to stick your ass out and your arms need to hang down out of your shoulders.
If you are too close and/or not bent enough at the waist, the arms have no room.
If you are too far or have too much bend at the waist, your arms have to disconnect, you have to hump the goat, or you have to dive at the ball.