How to Stand Square to the Target on the Golf Course
It is easier to stand square to the target on the driving range. You can lay the club down on the ground.
But it’s hard to stand square every time on the golf course even for the pros on tour.
Because your target is so far away, it makes it hard to stand parallel to the target line.
But there is a routine that I use when setting up to the target to make things easier. Let me explain how I do it.
1. Stand behind the ball and see the target
2. Draw the line from the ball to the target on your mind
3. On the imaginary line above, try to find the spot about a foot or so away from the ball. This spot can be a leaf, divot or piece of grass.
4. When you set up to the ball, try to stand parallel to the imaginary line above.
Your feet, shoulders, knees should be parallel to the imaginary line (or target line).
The key is to stand behind the ball before setting up. This will give you the clear view of the target or target line. Also, picking out the intermediate point or spot can help you draw more accurate imaginary target line in your mind. Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods do the same thing.
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