GOLF TIP: Proper alignment will improve your overall golf game

PHOTO PROVIDED To help your alignment, visualize you are standing on a railroad track.

Proper alignment is one of the most overlooked problems in golf.

There are five sights on the body to aim: the shoulders, elbow to elbow, hips, knees, and toe to toe. The shoulders are the primary sights, and they control the swing plane axis.

The feet have very little to do with accuracy. However, it is much easier to align all the sights parallel to the intended target line, remembering to pay close attention to the shoulders.

When setting up to the ball, a good visual is to imagine you are standing on a railroad track, your feet are aligned to one track, and the ball is on the other.

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

Rick Musselman, a golf author and professional, owns Musselman’s Golf in Williamsport.


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