Jack Nicklaus influenced generations of golfers, who emulated many of the Golden Bear’s setup and swing techniques. Nicklaus’ simple method for lining up shots is used by countless golfers the world over;

Here’s how it’s done:

  1. Stand behind your ball so that it’s directly between you and the target (where you want the ball to finish).

  2. Find a small object (broken tee, divot) or piece of discolored grass on the line between ball and target, no more than a few feet in front of your ball.

  3. Step to the ball and aim the clubface at the spot.

  4. Align the feet, hips and shoulders accordingly. 

If you’re playing a left-to-right shot (fade for right-handers), align the feet and body slightly left of the clubface’s target. Aim slightly right for a right-to-left shot (draw)

Use this method on every shot, even chips and pitches, and your accuracy will improve.