If the seemingly simple task of aiming your hybrid golf club gives you problems, you’re not alone. Poor alignment plagues vast numbers of amateurs, and the farther they are from the target, the worse their aim.
Do you struggle to aim your hybrids, driver or irons accurately? Here’s an easy phrase to remember: “Stand behind, pick a spot that’s in line.” This little semi-rhyme tells you to follow these foolproof steps to line up your club and body on any full shot:
- Stand a few feet behind your ball, facing the target.
- Find a spot or object, such as an old divot or broken tee, no more than a couple of feet in front of your ball and directly aligned with the target.
- Step to your ball and position up the clubface so it’s perpendicular to the spot or object, i.e. your target.
- Align your feet with the clubface, then take another look at the spot/object to ensure the club is lined up properly.
If you happen to be playing a Thomas Golf brand hybrid, just point the alignment aid at your chosen spot and voila! Dead aim.
This method can make your swing more accurate, too. As you come through the shot, focus on swinging the clubhead directly over your spot. This ensures that your swing path matches the target line, resulting in a straighter ball flight.