Perfect Your Golf Swing: Square Your Club Face To Your Target When Hitting From A Tee Box

perfect your golf swingOne way to perfect your golf swing is to square your clubface to your target not necessarily with a tee box. That is, if you want to hit the golf ball straight.

The reason why this will help perfect your golf swing is that many tee boxes are misaligned to the target, such as to a par three green.

Were you to align your clubface with the tee box in such an instance, instead of squarely to the green and, assuming you hit a perfectly straight golf shot, you would miss the green.

I frequently hear players remark that a given hole doesn’t set up well for them. As a result, they have difficulty hitting the golf ball straight.

The reason for such a remark is obvious: they tend to focus on the alignment of the tee box (which frequently is misaligned) instead of aligning themselves squarely to the particular target.

That is to say, they focus on aligning their shoulders parallel with the alignment of the tee box instead of aligning their shoulders parallel with the true target line during their setup routine.

Even tour players, like John Daly, sometimes comment that a particular hole doesn’t “fit their eye.”

Many such pros are “feel” players and rely on their instincts to align themselves to a target instead of a more mechanical approach of ensuring their shoulders are aligned parallel with the true target line.

When a tee box is misaligned to a target, it throws off their intuitive ability to align themselves properly to the target. Thus they remark that the hole doesn’t “fit their eye.”

Some pros prefer not to play in certain tournaments because the course being played doesn’t set up well for them.

Usually in such circumstances, many of the tee boxes are slightly misaligned and the holes simply don’t “fit their eyes.”

The more mechanical players don’t seem to be as bothered by misaligned tee boxes because they have trained themselves to align themselves to the true target, not with the respective tee box.

Therefore, if a given tee box is not aligned squarely to your target, you should step back and re-evaluate your alignment.

Then ensure your shoulders are aligned parallel with your true target line (the line running from your target back to and through your ball), instead of parallel with the tee box alignment.  These golf swing instructions will definitely improve your golf swing.

Again, one of the best ways to help perfect your golf swing is to ensure you align your shoulders parallel with your true target line during your setup routine instead of relying on the configuration of the tee box for alignment purposes.

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Gordon Jackson, founder of Locked-in Golf Inc., author of Straight Shooting Golf and 11 other books on golf instruction, and who has written more extensively about golf mechanics then anyone in the history of the sport.