Standing Square To Your Golf Target (Video)
Standing Square To Your Golf Target (Video)

Often when we’re talking about being online to our target we actually use the terminology ‘square.’ So we say that somebody should be square to their target and often a new golfer, a less experienced golfer will question, “Well does that mean aiming at?” And it’s not quite the same as aiming at something, because we don’t actually aim at our target, we aim parallel left to our target for the right-handed golfer and parallel right for the left-handed golfer. Or we talk about being square to the target. Now, the target isn’t always the flag, but in this instance it is, there is a red flag out here in the distance, so I’m going to point one of my canes in that directions. So hopefully you can see the orange cane there, is pointing at that flag out there 150 yards away. And it’s important now that I stand with my body, my knees, my hips, my shoulders square to this orange cane. Now I wouldn’t want to have myself pointing at the same flag because all that’s a long way, you could see that the canes would start to meet like this, maybe this easier to sort of acknowledge if we had sure putt. If we were putting the ball to a hole about here that would point at it, but I wouldn’t have my feet pointing at it because that would create a triangle effect.

What I would have in my putt but also my tee shot is I’d have my feet parallel left so its effectively two train lines. I have two train lines here, one that I stand on and then one that I will ideally swing along and that idea of those two train lines is that they never move apart from each other and they never merge and meet, they always stay exactly the same distance away. So if I’m going to stand this distance back away from that orange cane which would be my golf ball, these two lines are parallel to each other, they never merge, never meet like train lines, therefore my feet are aiming that distance, let’s say two feet left of my intended target. Now over the course of 150, 200 yards lots of golfers think well, you are actually aiming at it and maybe over that distance it’s not that important. But certainly if you have a shorter distance like this it’s important we explain the principle, we don’t aim at the target, we aim parallel left or square or on the two train lines to the left hand side for the right-handed golfer of our intended target. That will encourage me now to have the clubface square at impact and to be trying to swing in the straightest possible line through the ball to keep that ball on line. If my feet are off line there’s a fair chance that my swing path or my swing direction will be off line which creates off line golf shots. So get yourself square on those two train lines to hit straight and longer golf shots.
2016-09-27

Often when we’re talking about being online to our target we actually use the terminology ‘square.’ So we say that somebody should be square to their target and often a new golfer, a less experienced golfer will question, “Well does that mean aiming at?” And it’s not quite the same as aiming at something, because we don’t actually aim at our target, we aim parallel left to our target for the right-handed golfer and parallel right for the left-handed golfer. Or we talk about being square to the target. Now, the target isn’t always the flag, but in this instance it is, there is a red flag out here in the distance, so I’m going to point one of my canes in that directions. So hopefully you can see the orange cane there, is pointing at that flag out there 150 yards away. And it’s important now that I stand with my body, my knees, my hips, my shoulders square to this orange cane. Now I wouldn’t want to have myself pointing at the same flag because all that’s a long way, you could see that the canes would start to meet like this, maybe this easier to sort of acknowledge if we had sure putt. If we were putting the ball to a hole about here that would point at it, but I wouldn’t have my feet pointing at it because that would create a triangle effect.

What I would have in my putt but also my tee shot is I’d have my feet parallel left so its effectively two train lines. I have two train lines here, one that I stand on and then one that I will ideally swing along and that idea of those two train lines is that they never move apart from each other and they never merge and meet, they always stay exactly the same distance away. So if I’m going to stand this distance back away from that orange cane which would be my golf ball, these two lines are parallel to each other, they never merge, never meet like train lines, therefore my feet are aiming that distance, let’s say two feet left of my intended target. Now over the course of 150, 200 yards lots of golfers think well, you are actually aiming at it and maybe over that distance it’s not that important. But certainly if you have a shorter distance like this it’s important we explain the principle, we don’t aim at the target, we aim parallel left or square or on the two train lines to the left hand side for the right-handed golfer of our intended target. That will encourage me now to have the clubface square at impact and to be trying to swing in the straightest possible line through the ball to keep that ball on line. If my feet are off line there’s a fair chance that my swing path or my swing direction will be off line which creates off line golf shots. So get yourself square on those two train lines to hit straight and longer golf shots.