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Alignment

Alignment refers to how a player's body is aimed at their target and how the different body parts (feet, hips, knees and shoulders) are aligned with each other. It is important to have all body parts running square with each other and running parallel to the target to hit accurate and consistent shots. On occasion if a player is trying to curve the ball one direction or the other they may intentionally aim right or left of their target.

Alignment Drills

Alignment Tips

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  • Shoulder Alignment Outranks Hips

    Aligning your shoulders and your arms are more important than aligning your lower body, because the club is connected to your upper body. Always remember it's your arms that are swinging the club. Obviously if your lower body is misaligned, your upper body may follow, but this is not always the case. It's important to have everything aligned perfectly, but pay closer attention to where your shoulders are aimed as your arms will follow your shoulders.

  • Aim Parallel Left of Your Target

    Because the ball sits in front of you, when on the course feel like you aim parallel left of your target. Do this in moderation. For instance, I always feel like I aim 5 yards parallel left of my target. Just remember you are not standing on your target line, but rather next to it. The ball is in front of you and will fly on a parallel line to where your body is aimed.

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