Golf Alignment Drill

By Brent Franklin

Golf Alignment Drill

The Importance of Alignment in Your Golf Setup

Hi, I am Brent Franklin with McGetrick Golf Academy here in Denver, Colorado and I would like to talk to you today about alignment or setting up a practice station when you actually go to hit some balls. One of the things we see a lot of people do, Saturdays or Sundays they go out to the golf course, they lay their clubs down and they have a pile of balls and they just start hitting balls. They have trouble figuring out why they can't take their game to the golf course. Something that will help alleviate this is getting used to practicing with proper alignment.

  • All you need to do for this is two simple things, you just need two golf clubs. We have our ball our here, our target is going to be that blue flag.
  • We are going to lay a club down so that this club right here were the ball is is going to be our target line, then you lay a club down outside the ball parallel to the first club.
  • Then take the first club and lay it down parallel to the other club closer to your feet.
  • The whole idea of this is to try to get everything, your feet, shoulders, hips, aiming just parallel with your target line.
  • Now when I am standing in here practicing I am aiming at my target and developing really good habits for my swing.

Develop Good Habits in Your Golf Swing

That is the main thing about getting better at golf, it is developing good habits. Now that I know I am lined up properly, I stand in here, I have the club for my feet and my body and I have the other club for the target to get the club working down the target line. Then I just hit balls out of this station. Even when you are finished you can come back and check your divot. Was my divot parallel to this target line, was I coming over the top of was I working too much underneath. I think that will really help you. If you can just set up a couple of clubs, work on your alignment and develop good practice habits. That will help your game.


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