Written By Joe Saia
If you’re wondering why your golf ball is doing what it is doing or how you can improve your golf shots then take a look at your delivery position. The delivery position is such an important part of the golf swing and can greatly effect the outcome of your golf shots. A lot of golfers tend to have poor delivery positions and this is a tough mistake to recover from. Having a solid delivery position will give a golfer the best chance at success.
Delivery Position Mistakes
The delivery position is when the club shaft is parallel to the ground in the downswing. Some common mistakes that amateurs make in this position are they have the club head too far outside of their hands or the club face is not square. You only have a split second between the delivery position and impact so any mistakes that are made are going to be very hard to correct in that short amount of time. When a player struggles with a slice then they typically have the club head too far outside of the hands in the delivery position and the club face is too open. Look below for a technically sound delivery position.
Seamus Power Delivery Position
Seamus is able to hit consistently straight and powerful shots by getting himself into a very good delivery position. This gives him the best chance at success at impact. When looking down the target line you can see that the club head is in line with his hands in the delivery position. A lot of amateurs make the mistake of having the club head too far outside the hands in this position and this leads to poor golf shots. Seamus also has a square club face in this position which is a good recipe for consistent golf shots. Amateurs who struggle to hit accurate golf shots typically won’t have a square club face in this position. Every player on the PGA TOUR swings the golf club differently, but all eventually get themselves into good delivery positions which gets them into good impact positions. The next time you are practicing on the range take a video of your swing from the target line. Take a look at your delivery position and it will tell you a lot about why your golf ball is doing what it is doing.