More Golf Driving Tips

The previous golf driving tips post talked about technique, the height of your tee and your spine angle. This post will discuss another very important aspect of driving, alignment. Alignment is what determines the ball trajectory. Without it, you will never hit the intended target whether it’s the fairway, the green or avoiding obstacles.

The driver is the longest club (unless you have one of those long putters) which makes it harder to hit than the other clubs. If you don’t position yourself properly the longer shaft will just exacerbate the problem. It is also the reason why your best slice is usually produced with that club.

The first step in properly aligning your club is figuring out where you want the ball to go. To do that, stand behind the ball and pick a final destination for your shot. From that distant point trace an imaginary line back to your ball. Then pick a spot a few inches in front of your ball that goes through the line. Once you have picked this spot you can position yourself next to the ball and get ready to swing.

This spot a few inches away from your ball is very important because, unless you have superhuman peripheral vision, you will not see the target anymore when your head faces down and your eyes are on the ball. The good news is you will be able to see the spot you chose a few inches in front of the ball and you will use it to guide your club before you perform your swing.

Practice this routine before every shot and it will become second nature in no time and you won’t even have to think about it. This simple driving tip will help you hit more fairways and stay out of trouble which will ultimately improve your game.

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