Accuracy in golf depends on alignment.
Aiming at the target sounds simple enough, but the eyes can play tricks. Fortunately, there’s a tried-and-true technique for setting up with the clubface and body lined up where you want the ball to go.
- Stand a few feet behind the ball, with the ball directly between you and the line you want it to fly on.
- Find a mark within a few feet of the ball, and directly between ball and target. This may be a divot, a leaf or discolored patch of grass, for example.
- When setting up to the ball, aim the clubface at the marker.
- Align the feet, shoulders and hips with the clubface.
Even with a solid method, it can be difficult to place the clubface so that it’s perfectly square to the target line. All hybrids manufactured by Thomas Golf (www.thomasgolf.com) feature a patented aiming guide that assures pure alignment every time.