How To Line Up Your Tee Shots

By Kevin D. Boehler

golfer on the green
Lining up a tee shot is just as important as making a good swing because the ball will go in the direction the body is aligned. Without proper alignment, the best swing in the world will not put the ball in the fairway.

Instructions

Difficulty: Easy
  1. Stand behind the golf ball and look at the fairway where the ball should land.
  2. Imagine a line from the landing area to the ball.
  3. Pick a spot on the ground on the imaginary line a few feet in front of the ball.
  4. Set up to the ball and align the club and your body with the spot on the ground.
  5. Take one last look at the target and hit the ball over the spot on the ground.

Tips & Warnings

  • Choose a spot on the ground that stands out so it's easy to remember. A leaf, twig, or other loose impediment works well. This method can be used for every shot on the course, even putting.
  • Choose a spot on the ground that stands out so it's easy to remember. A leaf, twig, or other loose impediment works well.
  • This method can be used for every shot on the course, even putting.
  • Always stretch before your first swings of a round to avoid injury.

About the Author

Kevin Boehler attended the University of Nebraska, where he attained a degree in professional golf management. Boehler enjoys teaching golf to others, helping them not only play better, but love the game as well. He has a vast knowledge of the golf swing and a variety of other golf-related information.