1- Alignment

Proper golf alignment is one of the keys to a better golf swing.

The setup will help you to acquire a better golf swing. Your first golf lesson usually consists of the basics. The first step is learning the basic golf swing which includes mastering the five elements of a good setup. This will help you to create consistency in your swing.

Golf Alignment: 

Proper golf alignment is one of the keys to a better golf swing. If you’re not properly aligned to your target, chances are the results of your shots will be off line. Let’s look at how to line up properly.

Two Vertical Lines:

Make sure your club is pointing towards your target. Use the two vertical lines on the club head to point toward your target.

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Railroad Tracks: 

One way of checking your alignment is to imagine a line going from your club head to your target and another line running parallel to that line representing your feet position, similar to a railroad track.

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Intermediate Object:

Remember, you always align your club first, placing the club on the ground and then placing your hands in the correct manner.

Align your club towards the target by aiming the vertical lines on the club face parallel to an intermediate object a few feet from your club which is in line with the target. This can be a twig, a blade of grass or a divot etc.

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Check your Alignment: 

1. Place your feet in a position you feel is parallel to the target line.

2. Place another club on the ground touching the toes of both feet.

3. Step back and look where the club is pointing. If the club is pointing parallel to your target line, you are properly aligned, otherwise make the necessary adjustments.

4. If your shots are offline, your first step in correcting the problem is to verify your alignment as indicated above.