Colorado Springs, CO -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/15/2013 -- When people learn the fundamentals of golf, it is hard to not overlook the importance of aiming in the swing. Grip, stance, and posture are all important to the swing too, but if you aren’t aimed in the right direction, you will never hit a good shot. Even if Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, the 2 top players in the world today, were aimed the wrong way, they wouldn’t be able to hit a good shot; yet, unlike trying to fix a duck hook or a case of the shanks, aiming is a relatively easy thing to correct.
One of easiest ways to see where you are aimed is to have someone stand behind you and take a look. Don’t be afraid to ask a friend or playing partner to help you because it is pretty clear when someone is aimed incorrectly. For example, if I think I am aiming at the green, I will have my friend Bobby go behind me and reinsure that I am. He tells me I am actually aimed at a pond on the right side of the green, so I step back, adjust my aim to what Bobby said, and hit the shot.
Another way you can work on your aiming is by using an alignment stick. You can buy these at your local golf store, and they are a nice thing to have in your bag when you practice. Another way you could go is by just using a longer club in your bag like a driver or three-wood. They serve the same purpose as an alignment stick because they help you see where you are lined up before you hit. When you use this method, put the alignment stick or club down against your toes right before you swing. Then, step back and look to see if you were aimed where you wanted to be. It’s pretty easy to see if you’re aimed right or wrong, but that can make the difference in your next round out on the course.
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