Why is Clubface Alignment so Critical to the Golf Swing? (Video)
Why is Clubface Alignment so Critical to the Golf Swing? (Video)

So when you're building your address position around the golf ball, the fundamental issues, where is the clubface pointing and build your stance around that line.

So the clubface points directly at your target line and you can build your stance around that.

I'm not a big believer in aiming the club left or right to compensate for your faults but the problem is exactly that, it’s a compensation, it’s not a correction for your fault, I would much rather you work on your technique or even went to see a PGA Golf professional to improve your technique so that you didn’t have to aim the clubface to the right hand side because you hook the ball or aim the clubface to the left hand side because you sliced the ball.

You should always end up as you try and aim the clubface exactly at your target line and build your stance around that or in the easiest ways to get your clubface on exactly the right line would be to lift it up, straight vertically in front of you, build your grip at this level here, tilt into a good spine angle and posture position knowing that the clubface is still pointing at the right target line.

Then look at your feet making sure your feet are on the right target line as well. Now, if you’re not happy here, you're not--you’re not confident you've got your club or your feet at the right angle, bring the club down and lay it across your toes and then stand back behind that line, checking that your target line is good, come back into that position get your feet nicely lined up, and again, lift the golf club up to vertical drop it down and now we know everything should be on the right line.

Alternatively if you still struggle with that and you're not quite believing or trusting that you're in a good position there, you could peak and then to meet a point the front of your golf ball, maybe about two to three feet in front of your ball, underlying your ball up over the top of that.

So the way to asses that would be to actually stand behind the ball, pick a spot that's in line with your ball to target line, if you need to, you can even use your club like a ruler, measuring up from the side of the ball to the top of the flag, picking a spot that's halfway around that line, setting up, lining up over the top of those objects and then chasing your ball down over the top of that line right out into the distance.

So when you're taking your address position, focus on getting all the elements right but make sure the primary factor you focus on as well as that clubface aim because this has more influence over the golf ball than anything else that you do.

Get that bit right, the rest of your golf swing will start to look pretty good as well.

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So when you're building your address position around the golf ball, the fundamental issues, where is the clubface pointing and build your stance around that line.

So the clubface points directly at your target line and you can build your stance around that.

I'm not a big believer in aiming the club left or right to compensate for your faults but the problem is exactly that, it’s a compensation, it’s not a correction for your fault, I would much rather you work on your technique or even went to see a PGA Golf professional to improve your technique so that you didn’t have to aim the clubface to the right hand side because you hook the ball or aim the clubface to the left hand side because you sliced the ball.

You should always end up as you try and aim the clubface exactly at your target line and build your stance around that or in the easiest ways to get your clubface on exactly the right line would be to lift it up, straight vertically in front of you, build your grip at this level here, tilt into a good spine angle and posture position knowing that the clubface is still pointing at the right target line.

Then look at your feet making sure your feet are on the right target line as well. Now, if you’re not happy here, you're not--you’re not confident you've got your club or your feet at the right angle, bring the club down and lay it across your toes and then stand back behind that line, checking that your target line is good, come back into that position get your feet nicely lined up, and again, lift the golf club up to vertical drop it down and now we know everything should be on the right line.

Alternatively if you still struggle with that and you're not quite believing or trusting that you're in a good position there, you could peak and then to meet a point the front of your golf ball, maybe about two to three feet in front of your ball, underlying your ball up over the top of that.

So the way to asses that would be to actually stand behind the ball, pick a spot that's in line with your ball to target line, if you need to, you can even use your club like a ruler, measuring up from the side of the ball to the top of the flag, picking a spot that's halfway around that line, setting up, lining up over the top of those objects and then chasing your ball down over the top of that line right out into the distance.

So when you're taking your address position, focus on getting all the elements right but make sure the primary factor you focus on as well as that clubface aim because this has more influence over the golf ball than anything else that you do.

Get that bit right, the rest of your golf swing will start to look pretty good as well.