Break 90: Get your driver set-up right

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How well are you setting up with the driver?

We have a number of check points that we like to get right in the set-up.

Our first tick in the box is to make sure that we create a triangle with the shoulders and the arms. We don’t want any tension in the triangle, just a relaxed V that we can return to.

Make sure that the back of the left hand is mirroring where the clubface is aiming.

How wide should you stand? Think of the width of your shoulders – the width between the inside of your feet should match that.

Your head position? This should be in the middle of that triangle.

Finally, weight distribution. You hear people talk about having your weight on the balls of your feet.

I’d rather you feel the ‘pressure’ on the balls of your feet. Then the knees can naturally flex. If the weight is on the balls the legs will lock and people lose balance.

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