A normal – or default – ball position in golf would be one that sees it located in the middle of the stance, in the center. In other words, the ball is located the same distance from the left foot as it is to the right. The following adjustments can be made to that position with the associated consequences listed.
The golf ball can and is usually positioned differently in relation to the club at hand. There are two main competing philosophies regarding this. One recommends to position the ball forward always while the other recommends to move the ball along a continuum in relation to the club at hand. Both are explained.