Check Your Thighs for Alignment
I used to live in Orlando, Florida. Lots of PGA Tour Pros live and practice in Orlando. I've seen lots of pros practice.
When watching them practice, I realized that the lots of pros lay the club on the ground to check their alignment.
It's a good way to check alignment, and you should do the same.
Lots of golfers don't check their alignment.
Some golfers practice even without a specific target.
To me, this is almost a waste of time because you won't know whether you are hitting a target or not. You won't know how to fix your slice without knowing where you are aiming.
Those golf tips on magazines, book and TV won't help you fix your problems either because those tips are based on the assumption that you are standing square to the target.
Those tips are meaningless if you are standing open to the target.
Another Way to Check Your Alignment
Most players check their feet and think they are square. But checking your feet is not enough because lots of golfers have their shoulders or knees either open or closed to the target.
Harvey Penick once said "to check where you are aiming, hold your club against your thighs."
If you are only checking your feet, you might want to try what Harvey told us.
- Fat Shots
- Fairway Woods
- Long Iron
- Short Iron
- Pull / Push
- Shots from Rough
- Fairway Bunker