Golf Tips On Alignment
For The Hybrid

These are the Golf Tips On Alignment for the Hybrid. This lesson is designed to help you aim at your target properly. It's great if you can hit the ball solidly, but if you don't aim well and miss your target by 30 yards...you are really not taking advantage of how well you can hit the ball.

When you hit your hybrid you are usually trying to hit a narrow fairway or you are trying to land your ball on the green from a long way away. Proper alignment is essential to help make that happen. More importantly...poor aim usually leads to changes in your swing. That is because your brain knows you are trying to hit it towards a specific target.

If you are not aiming at that target then your brain will try to manipulate your body to make your golf ball go there. That makes your swing very inconsistent. When your swing is inconsistent, it becomes very hard to score. It is very important to aim at a specific target every time you hit a golf shot.

In this lesson you will see pictures with strings. Those strings are being used to illustrate how to aim properly. It is also a great way to practice because you will know you are aiming at your target. You can replace the strings with golf clubs. The important thing is to have an aid to help you work on your game.

If you know you are aimed at your target, yet still miss your shot, then you know there is something in your swing or timing that needs to be fixed. You won't be guessing as to what is wrong...setup or swing. These golf tips on alignment will help you zero in on what to work on.

Step #1 : Club Down First With Feet Together

  • You should ALWAYS place your club down behind your ball first, before you position your body.
  • Place your club behind your ball while keeping your feet together. By having your feet together you will be focused on placing your club first.

Step #2 : Aiming At Your Target

  • No matter what club you are using, please make sure you are aiming your club at your target. The line represented by the string in the picture is called your Target Line.. It should go through the back of your club, through your ball, and to your target in the distance.
  • Your club is what strikes your ball. Therefore you want to have your club aimed at your target.
  • The more specific your target the better. This helps narrow our focus to hit a more precise shot.

Step #3 : Body Parallel To The Target Line

  • Your body should always setup in relation to your target line. This means your feet, knees, hips and shoulders follow your target line.
  • Setup to your golf ball so that your body is parallel to your target line.
  • As you can see your Body Line should be parallel to your Target Line. This creates your Body Line. This is the string running along my toes.
  • Many instructors have used the image of railway tracks. As you can see by the strings on the ground...it is a pretty strong image to use. Your club goes on one rail aimed at the target, and your body follows the other rail.

Step #4 : A Great Aiming Test

  • Stand up straight and extend your left arm in line with your shoulders. You arm should be pointing about 5 yards left of your target.

Step #5 : Check Points

  • If your arm is pointing at your target then you have most likely set your body up ahead of your club. Remember, you need to set your club down to form your target line so that you can set your body line parallel to it.

Thank you for reading the Golf Tips On Alignment for the Hybrid. This is a very important lesson for improving and then maintaining your scores. It is not a very exciting lesson, compared to working on movements of the golf swing, but it is a lesson that should be reviewed at least once a month during your golf season. We can all slip out of position if we are not paying attention...and if we do we will not hit the ball as close to the hole as we should. These golf tips on alignment should remedy that.

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