The Fundamentals of Golf – Part 4

The fourth part in our ten part series looks at the importance of the body alignment.

Having taken the time to set the hands on the club in a neutral position and adopted the correct stance, ball position and posture, it is vitally important that we do not waste all the good positions we have now created by having poor alignment.

At this stage we need to make sure that our shoulders are directly over the hips, knees and toes and this alignment is set parallel to the ball to target line, by keeping everything aligned in this way we can deliver the club through the impact zone making sure the club never travels outside the ball to target line either during the back swing or on the way back down into the ball. The club travels around the body in an elliptical shape inside the ball to target line. The correct alignment will help us deliver the club straight through impact encouraging a straight shot.

 

The picture above shows the golf club on the ball to target line and the body aligned parallel to the ball to target line making sure the shoulders are over the hips, knees and toes.