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How far away from the ball should you be at address? This video is in response to a question from Tom McCord on Facebook.

In this video, I look at the setup position. I offer a simple way to check your distance from the ball at address with your driver, irons and wedges.

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Ged Walters is an internationally recognized golf instructor and ranked as a Top 25 Coach by Golf Monthly. His clients include all types of golfers, from beginners who have never picked up a club to elite amateurs and tour players. Ged helps golfers from all over the world with his online lessons and YouTube channel, Ged Walters Golf, which includes the latest golf tips, equipment reviews and course vlogs. Whether you're a complete beginner, a weekend golfer or a professional there's a video on Ged's YouTube page that will help you improve your understanding of the game so you can play better golf.

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  1. Ross logan

    Jan 22, 2018 at 10:48 pm

    Nice to see someone talk and explain exactly in words,how people should set up,to allow them to have a better chance to improve. Had to find this the hard way. Did not have tecnoledgy to compare swings in my time. I hope people understand how much time and frustration they can avoid. Love the game .65 and have had so many shots left. Take golf and improve . Thanks you made my day.

  2. Jim

    Jan 18, 2018 at 7:06 am

    That was great. I tend to be too deep on my irons, particularly short irons. I get away with it because I’m a three handicap but I hate it. Any suggestions. I also tend to hit my short irons extremely high which suggests to me that I am standing the handle up at impact. I tend to struggle with distance From the ball at address. This was really helpful.

  3. Alfredo Smith

    Jan 16, 2018 at 4:27 pm

    Back to the basics, great article!

  4. DaJudge

    Jan 14, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    You should be as far as is necessary so that your arms and hands clear your pot belly when swinging your club.

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