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How can shoulder alignment affect my golf shot? The shoulder alignment is really key if we are going to hit straight shots and once you setup to the golf ball because we want to swing the club along the target line with the club face aiming down that target line to produce a straight shot we have got to make sure that you start your body in a position where its parallel to that target line. If you start in a potion where you are parallel to the target line it makes it much easier to swing the club head along that target line and if the club head is swinging along the target line as you strike the ball with the face aiming down the target line you will hit a straight shot. So the correct position to be in would be that as you setup you’re looking to get your toes knees, hips and shoulders all parallel to the target line and that’s a good drill to just put the club across your shoulders and then have a look of how the club across your shoulders looks compared to the target line which is represented by the yellow alignment pole there. If its parallel to it you are in the right position, if you start with your shoulders turned more to the left as you swing the club back you will tend to find that the club head moves outside the target line so it moves to the far side of the target line.

And that’s now going to make you swing very upright and as you swing back down you will swing the club head across the target line rather than down it, that’s now going to make you either hit the ball straight left or if the club face is aiming at the target as you do that you are going to get a slice. So again correct the shoulders if the shoulders are aiming too much to the right which you can see here, as you take the club away you will swing the club too much on the inside of the target line, this is now going to make you swing quite low and flat and as you come back in you will approach the target line from too much on the inside you will be arcing around too much and you will hit the ball out to the right as the club goes across the target line or you will hook the ball right to left if the club face is aiming at the target.

So to hit straighter golf shots work on setting your alignment to your toes your knees – your hips and especially your shoulders are all parallel to that target line; they will get you hitting much straighter golf shots.