Getting properly set up is the single most important thing you can do to help properly swing the club and produce center contact. Being in a balanced and powerful position can only help and never hurt any golfer no matter the level. It‘s all about balance and counter balance! The proper set up position is a series of balance and counter balance points. Let’s start with the body first. When you look at the best players in the world you never see a player falling over or losing balance. Even the most powerful of players that are “launching” off the ground have extremely good balance. We want to have our center of mass over our mid foot or the last couple laces on your show. In order to do that we have to have some torso lean towards the ball (About 45 degrees), that lean is counter balanced by bending your hips and knees so your gluteus is just behind your heels. The hands and arms are a big piece that most amateur golfers struggle with. Most like extend arms and hands out to far from their body. This moves the balance point from mid foot to out over the toes. This is a big cause of a “over the top” move a lot of amateurs struggle with. In a ideal world your hands and arms hang directly under your shoulders. This allows your balance point to stay very centered on your foot. Take a look at the picture below and try to mimic in your mirror at home!