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The Ball Position determines Your Ball Flight

The ball position determines what kind of shot you can hit even before you take the club back.

In golf, once you start your backswing, you can't move around to hit the ball like tennis or other sports. So you have to have your golf ball positioned correctly at address.

Slicers and Hookers

In general, the more you position your golf ball toward left foot, the easier it is to hit a slice. The more you position your ball toward your right foot, the easier it gets to hook the ball.

But slicers tend to position the ball more toward left foot, and hookers tend to position the ball more toward right foot.

The reason is simple.

Slicers leave their clubface open on the downswing and through impact area. That's why they slice the ball.

So they need more time to close the clubface on the downswing. If the ball was positioned more toward right foot, they might feel like they don't have enough time to close the clubface.

Golfers who hook the ball are just the opposite.

Slicers try to prevent slice by positioning the ball toward left foot.

But this is making things even worse. They now have to cut across the ball because the ball is too far left.

So they either slice the ball or pull it left.

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