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STANCE AND POSTURE
Ben Hogan
April 08, 1957
There is one correct basic stance: the right foot is square to the line, the left foot is pointed out a quarter turn. On a five-iron, the feet should be set apart the width of the shoulders. The stance widens for the longer clubs, narrows for shorter clubs. It is extremely important to keep the elbows and the arms as close together as possible. Remember, too: the knees point in
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April 08, 1957

Stance And Posture

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There is one correct basic stance: the right foot is square to the line, the left foot is pointed out a quarter turn. On a five-iron, the feet should be set apart the width of the shoulders. The stance widens for the longer clubs, narrows for shorter clubs. It is extremely important to keep the elbows and the arms as close together as possible. Remember, too: the knees point in

Right elbow should point directly to the right hip

Left elbow should point directly to the left hip

When you bend the knees, upper trunk remains erect

Correct stance will govern proper amount of hip turn

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