Alignment Drill to Stop Pulling Golf Shots

By Chuck Cook

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One of the most common causes for people who pull shots is their alignment. Quite simply they may be making a great swing but just aiming to the left of the target. Or more commonly what happens is that they will aim to the right of the target line and then trying to pull the ball back towards the target and overdo the pull. As Harvey Penick once said, “if you allow for it, you probably will get it.” What I would like to do is show you how to get proper alignment by using this alignment drill. The first thing you do is get a club and lay it behind the ball, pointing it at the target for which you are trying to shoot. Once you have done that you take another club and lay it down outside the target line but parallel to the line which you are shooting and the first club you placed down. This will give you the direction which you are trying to swing. Then you take the club from behind the ball and move it over to the inside so that it is parallel to the second club you placed down, creating a chute that is aimed at the target. By setting up this way you will have your parallel alignment and thus you will eliminate alignment as the cause for that pull shot.


Category: Pull Shots

About the Instructor

Chuck Cook
Chuck Cook
Chuck Cook Golf Academy
Spicewood, TX 78669
Tel: 512-329-4000