GOLF TIPS: Ball position

Posted April 23, 2011, at 11:37 a.m.
Last modified July 06, 2011, at 12:37 a.m.

(Video by Kevin Bennett, BDN)

The Bangor Daily News is posting on its website ( a video series of weekly golf tips from local pros to aid golfers of all levels with basic instruction.

This week’s guest pro is Colin Gillies, golf pro and co-owner of Traditions Golf Club in Holden. He got his first job as a head pro in Maine 20 years ago and has been in the profession ever since.

In the accompanying video, Gillies shows where to position the ball in the stance depending on the type of shot to be played.

To get more individualized or advanced instruction, check with a local pro.

Part 1: The grip

Part 2: The stance

Part 3: The swing

Part 4: Ball position

Part 5: The pitch

Part 6: Chip shots

Part 7: Greenside bunker shots

Part 8: Fairway bunkers

Part 9: Putting

Part 10: Lag putting

Part 11: Breaking putts

Part 12: Generating power


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