Editor’s note: Steve Charters is in his 11th year as a pro at Twin Pines Golf Course. Born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Charters competed at Central College in Pella and has been a pro for 18 years in Dubuque and Cedar Rapids.
We’ve all had it happen, that beautiful feeling swing that results in a tee shot that you can run 20 yards ahead and catch like a catcher in baseball. A can of corn, I think they call it.
The main reason for this is the swing is coming into impact with the ball at too steep an angle, causing the top, or crown, of the club to hit the ball first, hopefully not leaving a mark.
One way to quickly fix this error is to widen your stance. Part of the reason your swing may be too steep to begin with is a narrow stance at address. By widening it you will naturally add width to your swing and take some of the steepness out of your swing.
Just remember, as you widen your stance you still want to keep the ball position off your front heal.Try this out and let’s keep those “dummy marks” off the top of our drivers.