How To Drive Your Golf Ball Straighter: Lock-In A Square Club Face Before You Swing

If you want to learn how to drive your golf ball straighter, you should know how to lock-in a square club face alignment before beginning your swing,

The reason why you should lock-in a square club face alignment during your setup routine when learning how to drive your golf ball straighter is that when your club face is squarely aligned so will your shoulders correspondingly be aligned parallel with your elbow line to lock-in a straight ball flight alignment.

Once a straight ball flight alignment is locked-in, all that remains is to complete your setup routine.

This requires you to assume a comfortable posture and stance to your ball, center the sweet spot of your club face as near as possible to the back of your ball and align your shoulders parallel with your target line.

Your target line is the imaginary line running from your target back to and through your ball.

Once you have completed your pre-swing proceedings, all that remains is to keep your left heel planted, maintain eye contact with your ball and execute a simple golf swing, without any manipulation of the club to re-route its alignment and path from its pre-swing alignment.

The reality is that most golfers do not have a square alignment and an on line swing path of their club face when they deliver the face of their club to the ball at impact.

Instead, all too many golfers delver an open club face to the ball on an out-to-in swing path and, in turn, produce a slice ball flight.

The conventional golf swing instruction is to teach golfers to manipulate their club during the swing in some way to square the face of the club to the ball at impact  to prevent a slice.

The need to manipulate the club in some strange way during the golf swing to square the club face to the ball at impact only goes to show that the club face must not have been aligned squarely to the ball at the beginning of the golf swing.

Therefore, this type of golf swing instruction is not the way to cure a slice.

What conventional golf instructors do not understand is the instant you grip a golf club with an overlapping, interlocking or baseball style of grip, the face of your club will rotate to an effective open alignment and the path of your club face will rotate to an out-to-in path across your shoulders to create a slice alignment.

This phenomenon occurs irrespective of how weakly or strongly you grip your club. It also occurs irrespective of how the club face may appear to be aligned.

Thus, the only sure way to fix a slice is to lock-in a straight ball flight alignment during the set up routine.

There are more than 100 techniques to lock-in a straight golf ball alignment available in books, DVDs and Special Reports at

Locking-in a square club face and an on line swing path of your club face before beginning your swing is the easiest and best way to learn how to drive your golf ball straighter.

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Gordon Jackson is the founder of and the author of 12 golf books, including How To Hit A Golf Ball As Straight-As-An-Arrow and Hit It Dead Straight.







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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.