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2/1/2013 8:05:00 PM
Golf Tips With Mack: Your bad shot is easily fixed
By Mack McCarley
PGA Golf Pro

Many golfers will hit a bad shot and assume that something went wrong in the swing while the problem may just be in the way they "aim" or "line up". I see lots of bad shots that are off line simply because the player did not aim at the target. Here is a simple way of checking your alignment.

After you get in your stance and line up at the target, simply take your golf club, bend down and place it on the ground along your toe line. Then step back behind the ball with the club still on the ground and see where it's pointed. You might be surprised in what you observe. So adjust the club on the ground so that it is pointing at the target and then re-assume your stance.

It will feel uncomfortable for a few practice shots until you get adjusted to the new set up position. But it won't take long before you will be hitting shots on line. Use this method for checking line often as it is easy to get back into a bad habit.

Good Golfing!

Mack McCarley is the PGA Golf Professional at the Antelope Hills Golf Course and a member of the Arizona Golf Hall of Fame.

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