Inconsistent ball position with a driver
Many amateurs fail to tee the ball up in the same position twice in a row – or, for that matter, at the same height in relation to the turf. And when you vary your tee height and ball position, your driving patterns become more erratic.
This happens because the club is e ectively travelling in a circle, so varying ball positions mean it will ‘collect’ the ball at di erent heights, on a di erent path and with a di erent face angle. Even just an inch of variation can make a di erence.
Your ideal ball position, in harmony with the design of the driver, places the ball 1-2 inches inside the lead heel. Use this two-stage drill to get on top of this issue.
Step 2: Move trail foot
To create your ideal stance width, leave your lead foot where it is and pull your trail foot away until its instep is under your trail shoulder. This sets your ball position consistently.
Works for all clubs
This drill gives ball position consistency through the bag. Just pull that trail foot away less far as the club gets shorter to put you more on top of the ball with the lofted irons.
Teeing the ball up in different positions sees impact happen at varying points along the club’s arc and on different parts of the face. It forces inconsistency with the impact path and face angle.
Step 1: Lead foot forward
Place your feet together, the ball in the V of the toes. Check the top of the driver is opposite the ball’s equator. Keep your weight 50-50. Now move your lead foot 1-2in towards the target.