Justin Tomasulo 2013-04-27 09:25:45
The Clinic Get on track! The three fundamentals of the golf swing are grip, posture and alignment, and that last one may be the most important. The problem often is that the eyes win the battle over the feet and body. To end this war, visualize train tracks running from you to your target. It's not a new concept, but it works. If you have tried it, try it again. If you haven't, here's how: 1. Take your stance behind the left track (for right-handed golfers) and have your toes touching that track. 2. Place the ball on the right track. 3. Set up for the shot, placing the club head behind the ball. The right track should be pointing directly at your target. In other words, if your chosen target (not always the pin) were to come back to you, it should pass through the ball and through the face of the club on a parallel line to the left track. The most common error I see is the left track (your toes) is aiming to the target. As a result, you are more than likely to come "over the top" of the swing plane, causing an out-to-in swing path, causing that famous banana slice. Let me guess, you just aim to the left and play it? Well, what happens when you have a dogleg left hole? Don't suffer with a slice l Get on track! Next time you head to the practice range, make your own "tracks." Stand behind the ball and place a club on the ground pointing to the target and another club a foot behind the ball (so you don't hit the club on the downswing). They should be parallel, just like railroad tracks. If the ball does not end up at the intended target, it's time to see your PGA of Canada golf professional to help correct that swing plane because it certainly is not your alignment! PGA of Canada member Justin Tomasulo is the Director of Instruction at Emerald Hills and DiamondBack
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