Golf tip of the week: Square clubface at address

SUBMITTED PHOTO Place a club against the end of a ruler for reference.

Many golfers set up with the clubface open or closed in the address position. I am surprised how many golfers don’t notice their club is open or closed.

It’s the leading edge of the golf club, not the top that should be appropriately aligned. It’s as simple as placing a ruler, or straightedge, on the ground aiming down the target line. Then put the club at the end of the ruler, so it aligns perfectly with the end of the ruler.

Many of you will notice immediately how much the club is open or closed. Correcting the problem will create more accuracy and power.

Address the simple things, and your golf game will improve, and the winter season is a great time to work on setup. Do it over and over until it becomes a habit.

Don’t forget to enjoy this great game called golf.

Rick Musselman, golf author and professional, owns Musselman’s Golf and gives lessons in his high-tech golf swing simulator, at his golf facility in Williamsport.