Set Up & Such » Purpose of Open Stance


An open stance promotes a high sift shot with landing power. An open stance simply means that your body lines {feet, hips, and shoulders} are positioned more left of the target line than with a square set up. The purpose of an open set up is to promote a slight out-to-in path, which produces a high, soft flight with stopping power.

Remember: With an open stance, the ball will roll right once it lands. Aim slightly left of your intended target to accommodate for this tendency.

With an open stance, your body lines are positioned {angled} more left of a square set up.