Pro Golf Address Position
Founder Impact Swing
Every pro has their head forward at address way past their feet. Usually it’s due to a very steep spine angle over 30 degrees that I usually call 45 degrees to over emphasize the angle to amateurs that usually have their head over their feet with almost no spine angle at address.
Years ago the spine angle wasn’t as steep on top pros and whom rounded their shoulders and hung their head down including Hogan, Nicklaus and even Freddy Couples.
Below are images of today’s top pros with very steep spine angles that allows the hands to swing usually way above their heads and usually with a tight right elbow.
I teach new players this spine angle but I tell them to fly their back elbow like all the top pros did through the 20th Century from Bobby Jones to Nicklaus and a young Tiger Woods which new players to the game find easier to do when they’re learning the fundamentals of a golf swing.
So the swing I teach to new players is a hybrid between the classic loose swing with a large gap of the elbow at top away from body with the more modern steep spine angle at address.
These top tour pros today all have steep spine angles.
I included Fuzzy Zoeler in the images below since his swing influenced me greatly due to when I picked up the game 40 years ago it was Fuzzie’s caddy who first instructed me on the fundamentals of the golf swing. Fuzzy still has a steep spine angle today.