Correct alignment is challenging for even the most advanced golfers. Create a simple method in your pre-shot routine:
- Breifly stand behind the ball, and pick an “intermediate” target (perhaps a leaf or grass 3-5 feet in front of the ball.) In theory, it’s easier to align to an “intermediate target” 3-5 feet in front of the ball rather than 150 yards away.
- Practice on the range with alignment sticks to “train” your eyes to see the propper alignement.
- Invision a line from the target to the ball and place your clubface on it. Then set your feet and body parallel to the invisioned target line.
- Other helpful methods?
There are many effective techniques for correct alignment. Discover your best system and stick with it!
Dodie Mazzuca is the author of “Golf Sutras: Lessons for Transforming the Mental Game with Yoga’s Inner Wisdom” and founder of Golf PROformance. She teaches golf lessons, golf yoga workshops, and Mindfulness for Golf programs in Santa Cruz, CA