1- Alignment

Proper golf alignment will help you to acquire a better golf swing, as shown in the video above. Your first golf lesson usually consists of the basics which include mastering the five elements of a good set up. This will help you to create consistency in your swing.


Two vertical lines:

Make sure your club is pointing towards your target. Use the two vertical lines on the clubhead to point toward your target, as shown in the image on your right.

Railroad tracks:

One way of checking your alignment is to imagine a line going from your clubhead to your target.  Another line running parallel to that line representing your feet position, similar to a railroad track, as shown in the image on your right.

Intermediate object:

Remember, you always align your club first, placing the club on the ground and then placing your hands in the correct manner. Align your club towards the target by aiming the vertical lines on the clubface parallel to an intermediate object a few feet from your club which is in line with the target. This can be a twig, a blade of grass, or a divot, etc., as shown in the image on your right.

Check your alignment:

1. Place your feet in a position you feel is parallel to the target line.

2. Place another club on the ground touching the toes of both feet.

3. Step back and look where the club is pointing. If the club is pointing parallel to your target line, you are properly aligned, otherwise, make the necessary adjustments.

4. If your shots are offline, your first step in correcting the problem is to verify your alignment, as shown in the image on your right.


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Claude LeBlanc
Teaching Golf Professional
PGA of Canada member