Standing too far away and reaching too much for the ball can move too much weight toward your toes and cause you to lose balance on the downswing, resulting in off-center shots.
A good way to establish the correct distance from the ball is to establish good golf posture and let gravity dangle your arms straight down.12 Jul 2018
What happens if you stand too close to the golf ball?
Standing too close to the ball causes golfers to stand too upright, losing the forward upper body tilt. The arms won’t have enough room to hang and swing freely, causing the club to be lifted by the hands in the backswing, forced down on the downswing, and lifted again to the finish position.25 Apr 2013
Can standing too close to the ball cause a slice?
Standing too far from the ball pulls the upper body downward, leading to a compensating stand-up move through impact, another common cause of the slice. Here’s how to make sure your ball position is correct. As for distance from the ball, the butt of the grip at address should be about six inches from your body.28 Jul 2009
Where should I stand when hitting a golf ball?
Take a comfortable, shoulder-wide stance to the ball. If you are hitting a driver, the ball should be placed just inside the line of the lead foot (the left foot leads for a right-handed golfer). Place the ball back toward the middle of your stance with long and short irons. Maintain balance on the balls of your feet.
How far should I be driving the ball?
Here’s an interesting fact: While PGA Tour pros hit their drives anywhere from 280 yards to 320 yards on average, and LPGA Tour pros hit their drives from 230 to 270 yards on average, most recreational golfers, according to Golf Digest, average somewhere around 195-205 yards with their drivers.24 May 2019