Adam Scott | 1 Key For Consistency - 2 For Speed

In this video, I'll show you the importance of having proper ball position in the swing. I will also show you a great impact position and a great way to start adding more speed to your driver.

  • Stack the lead side for perfect ball striking
  • Ball position off your left ear. 
  • Widen base and stay balanced for speed. 


You might be shocked to know that proper golf ball position is key to Adam Scott's success.  In the past, his driving accuracy has been a question mark, but he has always had the power to pound the golf ball and maintain speed and distance.  Now, by figuring out the perfect ball position in his golf swing, he has increased accuracy and consistency.

As Adam has figured out, the perfect golf ball position is one that remains constant with the ball almost always directly in line with your left ear.  Keeping this postion will allow all parts of your golf swing to flow freely and generate speed. 

While there are exceptions where ball positions can move slightly to alter the ball flight, perfect ball position must remain constant throughout your club selection.

Another part of Adof Adam Scott's success is his secondary axis tilt.  This is critical for amateur golfers because in generates better ball stiking and clean impact.  Ideally, all of your front points: Shoulder, Hip, Arm and Knee should all look stacked and even at impact. 

Work on building this impact position and you will drastically improve your swing plane, speed and power. 

 

Must be Premium Member to Comment

64x64
jim
Sorry, I got to tell you you have not drawn the spine axis correctly for Adam at impact for either swing. You are trying to place the line tracing his spine from lumbar to cervical right?
March 16, 2016
64x64
Chris (Certified RST Instructor)
The lines may be off just slightly but they were more for a reference point to show that the spine leans back more at impact than it does at address.
March 16, 2016
64x64
Jian
Hi, in AS iron shot address position, it seems the club face is not right behind ball, looks like one inch distance, do you think that matters? Or just it video illusion? Thanks, Jian
March 10, 2016
64x64
Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Jian. Sometimes it is where we receive the recording from. You don't want it too far behind the ball. But, Scott's positioning is okay.
March 10, 2016
64x64
earl
Chris - the ball position on the left ear was a huge hit for me. Played yesterday with similar patterns to how I was playing late in the season ... pulls and pull hooks .. coming over the top, lame release and truncated follow-through. Didn't do much different today other that a focus on ball position. Pretty dramatic difference .. great release, complete follow-throughs, solid strikes w/distance, straight to slight draw ball flight. I must have had the ball too far back in my stance, and was steep and crowded at impact. Really(!) helpful tip.
March 9, 2016
64x64
Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Earl. I'm glad the video helped. Ball position is often times over looked, but a very vital component of the swing. Keep the good swings coming.
March 9, 2016
64x64
gary
Stance 2 inches outside NJA...Adam widens his stance...for the average golfer wouldn't this create having too much lateral slide to get back to the ball?
March 8, 2016
64x64
Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Gary. With the Driver you can widen a touch more if preferred. But, yes the standard stance width of 2 inches outside NJA is preferred and most golfers going wider would lead to excessive lateral slide.
March 8, 2016
64x64
William J
Good video and explanation. I watched "shoulders level at impact" earlier today which is for those who come up and out of the shot. One of the checkpoints was to make sure that the shoulders are square (to the ball) or target line) at impact. Scott's shoulders don't seem square (the target line) at impact or is it just the camera angle? I know that this video is about ball position etc., but I just want to see if that part of my analysis is correct. Thanks
March 7, 2016
64x64
Chris (Certified RST Instructor)
Hey Jeff - Adam may be a fraction more open with the shoulders at impact than we would suggest. He did rotate a bit more than he wanted to on Sunday and lost some shots to the right. Rotating the upper body can cause the club to be open and the release to be a fraction late. So, yes, your analysis was correct. I will let you do one of the weekly tour analysis videos if you want sometime
March 7, 2016
64x64
William J
No way. Sorry I strayed out of my lane. Lol. You guys do a great job. I do chuckle at some of commentator's analysis of a tour player's swing on TV.
March 7, 2016
64x64
Chris (Certified RST Instructor)
Hahah thanks very much. It can be a hard task weekly but we do try to make more sense than some of the other stuff you hear on TV.
March 7, 2016
64x64
Robert James
Chris, I have been working hard to emulate AS's swing- However, even a perfect swing goes wrong sometimes as witnessed with with Adam on Saturday. Why was he pushing his irons to the right so badly Saturday and shanked the sand shot Sunday? When this happens to you in a round, what is the first and only thing you check to" hopefully" regain control? Thanks for all your great lessons. Great job.
March 7, 2016
64x64
Chris (Certified RST Instructor)
Hey Bob - Adam tends to rotate his body more than we would want through impact and that can leave the clubface a bit open, thus leading to some misses to the right. The shank he hit, I dont have a good slow motion video to be able to look at and see exactly what happened. The first think to look at is the control of the release from the lead hand. Then look at other factors like rotation or the hips coming forward. It is hard to make adjustments on the fly, but the best thing to do is check that the lead wrist is in control and is free from tension.
March 7, 2016
64x64
Thomas
Does the secondary axis tilt come from the head moving back or from the move over to the left side on the downswing?
March 7, 2016
64x64
Chris (Certified RST Instructor)
Hey Tom - Secondary tilt comes from the shift and rotation of the hips controlled by the lead side of the body...in a perfect world. You can create bad secondary tilt by just shifting the hips forward, poor ball position, or even motoring the swing with the hands and arms from the top down.
March 7, 2016
64x64
Lance
Amazing how it comes back to solid fundamentals at setup Posture, ball position, balance/stability
March 7, 2016
64x64
Chris (Certified RST Instructor)
Yep, exactly Lance. Sometimes we overlook the simple, yet really important fundamentals of the golf swing.
March 7, 2016

We're after one thing: Real Results - Real Fast. And that's exactly what our members achieve. And that's why they say the AXIOM is: Mind-blowing. Game changing. Revolutionary.

Check it out ...

Here at RotarySwing, talk is cheap and the proof is always in the pudding. Come see the massive transformations we can achieve together in your swing.

See for yourself ...

From beginner to pro, we have what you need to get you where you want to go.

See how inside ...

RotarySwing was founded out of frustration with the current state of golf instruction. Quinton knew a better way had to exist to learn this game we all love.

Learn more ...