What to do When the Tee Box is Misaligned With the Center of the Fairway

What to do When the Tee Box is Misaligned With the Center of the Fairway

Here we are on the 15th hole at Pebble Beach, a short par-4 of 370 yards. It is a dogleg to the left and it is really a pretty simple hole on the surface. However, think about it from this perspective, the architect's job title is Protector Of Par, and they are going to do things to goof you up, especially when you are not paying attention.

How to Aim When Teebox is Misaligned

If we look at this tee box here it is framed out towards the right. If I go ahead and take my normal setup, which I am going to do here, you can see pretty clearly that I am lined up to the right.

Now to the right happens to be a road that is out of bounds, so I could make a really nice golf swing, hit the ball where I think I am pointed, and the ball is out of bounds and I have a two stroke penalty. To be able to look at it correctly here, don't use the lines on the tee box, pay attention to your target.

Now your setup needs to feel like it is going to be a little bit more to the left, and a little bit more open to hit the ball on target. I think you will see how different it looks. When you are playing golf on the course, pay attention to your surroundings, they will really help guide you to shooting some better scores.

Category: Tee Shots
Sub-Category: Address/Set-Up, Alignment
About the Instructor
Laird Small
Laird Small
Pebble Beach Golf Academy
1700 17-Mile Drive
Pebble Beach, CA 93953
Tel: 831-622-8650

Laird Small is Director of The Pebble Beach Golf Academy and is listed as one of Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers and Golf Digest's #23 instructor in the world.


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