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Jack Nicklaus ball placement.

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Has anyone tried his style of ball set up, with it right around the inside of the left heel for every club? I tried it today and it worked pretty well, except for that fade I am still trying to get rid of.
I'm thinking of making this my normal set up.

Thought?
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Yes, I use a similar setup for my stock shot.  But if I want to hit a lower trajectory - due to wind - I'll move the ball back in my stance.  And if I want to hit it higher, I'll move it a little more forward.

 

But for the most part - I play everything (minus my driver and fairway wood) off the inside of my left foot.  My driver and fairway wood - is further up ~ 0.5" - closer to my left toe.

post #3 of 5

The new GolfDigest has a feature on a similar strategy, where the ball and the left heel keep the same relationship...but depending on the club, the right foot separation varies.

post #4 of 5

I learned this as the 'modern standard' and thought it still was. I guess with all this talk of 'controlling trajectory' they've got the short irons further back again?

 

Left heel for everything is still a slightly different ball position relative to center if you narrow down for shorter clubs.

 

Left heel may work better for a more upright swing like Jack and all the people he influenced directly.
 

post #5 of 5

Looking for more constant ball set up rather then having ball placement all over the place.

check out Nicklaus explanation of why he likes the ball inside the left heel

 

 

 

I tried it but just cant do it. However I do agree if I have to agree if I have to far back tend to go over the top, and if I have the ball to far forward then I tend to slide and lose power into the shot.

 

I have tighten my ball position to range  just inside my left foot to middle of the stance.

occasionally to left heel or slightly back of center for special shots only.

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