By Kiel Christianson
Players of all ability levels need to remain cognizant of fundamentals: stance, alignment, grip. If one or more of these is faulty, chances are the resulting shot will be faulty, too.
Posture is one of the cornerstones of the swing. A lot of recreational players hunch over the ball or hang back on their heels or stand stiff-legged. None of these postures will allow you to swing smoothly through the ball.
In this video tip, Mark Bereza from Annika Academy demonstrates how to get set up with correct posture and balance. Once these are established, you'll have a much better chance at making an athletic, powerful, and smooth swing.