Golf Swing Lesson How to Stay Behind the Ball in Golf by Herman Williams, PGA

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Learn all the secrets on “How to Stay Behind the Ball in Golf” in this golf swing lesson by Herman Williams, PGA. Staying behind the golf ball has been a long held principle of golf swing instruction, but unfortunately it has many meanings to different players. And all too often the concept is over-exaggerated to the detriment of the golfer’s swing development.

Golfers find themselves asking, ‘does “staying behind the ball in golf” mean to start out in the golf swing setup behind the ball or does it mean to coil behind the ball in the backswing or maybe stay behind the golf ball at impact?’ Lastly, where should we be in the golf swing finish … still behind the ball or stacked up on top of the front foot?

Fortunately all these questions and more are answered and demonstrated by Herman in this online golf lesson. But that’s not all. As a special bonus Herman also reviews the swings of Ernie Els, Fred Couples, Jonathan Byrd, Luke Donald, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods and shows how each of these PGA Tour Players stays behind the golf ball in their own unique way.

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Devorah Mc Gregor says:

I wish you were here in Australia Herman, I sure enjoy your videos and
learn lots from them. I haven’t come across a golf coach that articulates
the dynamics of the golf swing the way you do. Thank you

HarleyBoy57 says:

Assuming you hit the ball, you’d still be behind the ball after impact,

Mohd Abdusheikh says:

Great video Herman! I now get what that really means! Thanks again

sonicdeviant says:

A video that discusses and deconflicts “staying behind the ball” with
“staying on top of or covering the ball” would be great.

1badduc996 says:

Excellent analysis Herman. I cant get the ball high enough, my hands are so
far forward at impact, my pro says I cover the ball unbeleivably. I can
swing my 6 iron 105 mph, 98 mph normal and it only carrys 150 yards.
Hopefully this will help. Thanks

W Brault says:

This is EXACTLY what I have been looking for. I had to mentally envision
this and watch the pro’s and then searched online for confirmation. This

Dan Smith says:

Excellent review of the fundamentals. I like how you keep your explanations
crystal clear and simple for the student. The tour swings reinforce the
points nicely. Thank you, Herman!

alex maclean says:

explains tigers back issues. 

Ricky S says:

Hi Herman will you be doing the masters practice round coverage !?? (please
say you are)
regards Ricky (London UK)

Neil Murphy says:

Great to have you back Herman! Quality videos with something for everyone
of all levels to contemplate. I’m a 4 hcp and always take useful pointers
from your presentations. Thanks!

Richard L says:

good to see you back!! :)

Chester Micek says:

Excellent. I wish I lived closer so I could take lessons from you. Unlike
most teachers, you know what the jargon means and you can illustrate it.

Herman Williams Golf says:

Here’s the latest video for Herman Williams Golf … How to Stay Behind the
Golf Ball at Setup, Backswing, Impact and Finish.

JaimeJohn316 says:

Thank you Herman,
Great information on staying behind the golf ball… this should help a
great deal in achieving that “like butter” pure-strike feeling through the

On another question… What type of material is your white indoor
Thanks again for your well presented golf instruction.
Peace ~ Jaime

Steve Kay says:

Awesome. Thats all I have to say.

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