Originally Published: June 3, 2012 10:45 p.m.
Having a good grip on the club and good posture (stance) are two things that greatly influence your golf swing. Here is a little "check point" to help you with a proper stance or posture. Many people try to "get down to the ball" by flexing at the knees too much. This causes a "squatting" look to their stance. A better way to get over the ball is to bend at the waist more and not flex the knees too much. This will also help you to get a better "spine angle" to your setup and avoid the up and down tendency during the swing (lifting the head). Once you have set up by "bending at the waist" you simply swing the club around your body with a nice flowing motion.Mack McCarley is the PGA Professional at the Antelope Hills Golf Courses and a member of the Arizona Golf Hall of Fame.