Before swinging the golf club it is imperative
that a golfer put themselves in a well balanced position.
The width of the golfers stance and consequently his/her
weight distribution is of the utmost importance.
First, make sure your feet are a proper
distance apart. Now, what does a "proper distance
apart" really mean. Well, TheGolfExpert has a fairly
accurate and easy to remember rule of thumb to help you
figure it out for you individual swing. Beginning with
the shorter clubs (i.e. the wedges) your feet should be
just less than or slightly inside 'shoulder width'. The
distance between your feet should slowly move further
apart as we move upwards up through the clubs and they
gradually get longer. By the time you get to the woods
(i.e. the longest clubs in your bag) your feet should
be fully outside shoulder width apart (i.e. th
insides of your feet, or your arches should be vertically
in line with the outside of your shoulders.
As a recap, the two extremes are, slightly
inside shoulder width (wedges) to fully outside
shoulder width (driver).
Its also important to note that the taller
a person is the larger the base required to properly balance.
Therefore, the maximum stance width will be wider for
a golfer who is 6 feet tall than it would be for a golfer
who is 5 feet even though they may have the same shoulder