sole the club flat and square to the
target line. Once the club is in position, it is your boss and
teacher. Keep your eye on the clubhead and do all the other tasks
in this routine by feel. If the club moves, put it back and back
up one step in the routine
assemble your hands on the club in
the manner you have learned and practiced. Be careful to watch
and feel the club for any movement.
move your feet into place relative to the position of where the ball
should be played in your stance. Pay attention to the direction
the toes point and the width of your stance between your heels.
Point refers to where the shaft points relative to your body.
Most modern clubs have a progressive forward press built into the
design. This is done to allow for a natural, variable ball
position where longer clubs are played more forward in your stance and
shorter clubs are played more back in your stance. The idea is to
cooperated with the club. Let it lead you to the correct
this is where you align your body
to the target. The shoulder line and the knee line are important,
the line of the feet is unimportant and should be ignored.
insure your arms are hanging naturally and loosely from your shoulders.
Tension in your grip or your outer shoulder muscles will wreck havoc on
your swing motion. This is also where you check you toe to heel
and left to right foot balance.