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Published April 17th 2013
How to HIT a ball Straighter
Many golfers deal with undue frustration from hitting a golf ball in a direction they had no intention going. One of the leading causes for this error is from the Set Up position.

One of the primary causes to hitting it off-target from the Set Up position comes directly from the club head position itself. There are two main reasons for this.

Reason One:

When setting up, many golfers end up adjusting themselves. As a result, the club head is no longer aiming at the target. The typical shot will result in a ball flight trajectory that looks straight but the ball lands quite far from the target. An example would be a shot into the green where the ball flight is straight, but it lands right of the green.

Square Golf Stance
Golf Club Face parallel with Body Line

Reason Two.

When holding the club, you may grip it in a manner which will either open or close the face. Of course, the longer the club (like a driver) the further the ball will stray from the target. The typical shot will result in either a slice or a hook.

Open Golf Club Face
Open Club Face

Closed Golf Club Face
Closed Club Face

So next time you are out on the course, focus on lining your club face with the target. You can do this by choosing a piece of grass (or something that stands out) 2 inches in front of the ball to aim your club face at.
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