Phil's Video Book

If you set up correctly, there’s a good chance you’ll hit a reasonable shot, even if you make a mediocre swing. If you set up incorrectly, you’ll hit a lousy shot even if you make the greatest swing in the world. JACK NICKLAUS • After imagining the play he was attempting to create, Nicklaus would very carefully “step into” the image. • You should set up to the ball (mentally and physically) in a manner that makes it as easy as possible to: Create the desired impact conditions Maintain balance throughout the swing motion • Because every golfer has a different body and swing motion, every golfer should have a different setup position. Furthermore, your own swing is going to change slightly from day-to-day, so even your own setup position may need to change slightly from day-to-day. Golf is fluid, it’s an art. As Ben Hogan stated, “Golf is a game of constant change and adjustment”.