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Questions and Answers
I was playing in a tournament last week and noticed other pros with white and red poles/sticks in their bag they where using for alignment i am wondering what these are called and where i can buy them
they were using them for there alignment
they are like dowel rods
im not a pro ppl.
If you were playing ,why didn't you ask one of them?
I'm still a beginner and I took a few lessons, but I can't seem to get it right. Every now and then I hit the ball right, but man times I just clip it, or hit the top of the ball to where it just rolls far. Here's my swing:
Thanks for any help.
All golfers have the same problem, consistency. And that means consistency in several factors.
Setup-have your feet, hips and shoulders parallel to the ball/target line for each shot. Use an alignment stick during practice to help develop good setup habits.
Ball placement-use the "1 to `10" rule. Place the driver ball (for the number 1 club) in front of your front foot, all long club balls inside your front foot, short irons inside your trail foot, and mid iron balls at your zipper.
If you sole the club correctly, all the grips will be on your left thigh so you can pull the grip past the ball before the clubhead arrives. Pulling the grip past the ball first stabilizes the clubface to keep it square. Soling the club and then "walking into" the ball is a good procedure..
Shoulder turn-the source of many problems.about consistency.Your shoulder turn should be at 90 degrees to the ball/target line. As you tire you may have a smaller shoulder turn, which means less time before ball impact to square the clubface which translates into slicing or pushing the shot in a straight line to the right.
Club movement-pull your right elbow in to your side on the backswing and pull your left elbow in to your side on the impact swing. That left elbow movement squares the clubface and prevents slicing. On the backswing the club will come around behind you so the downswing will be from the inside, as it should be.
Body/arm coordination-Your arms should stay pretty centered on your chest. Warmup by putting a glove, towel or ball under your armpits. Make swings with increasing speed without dropping the armpit item. This is the most visible warmup activity at PGA events.
Vertical control-if you standup during the swing (common with beginniners) you'll top the ball. Get a friend to hold something above your head during your swing. As you feel that item, you'll become aware of standing up and start staying down. Holding your vertical posture during the swing is a critical golf skill.
Practice your bent leg stance during TV commercials. If you can hold it and stay down for 2 minutes you can hold your legs bent during the 2 or 3 seconds of a golf swing.
Swingwise, don't practice your swing. Practice the part of the swing that creates problems. That may be backswing, backswing plane, clubhead alignment at inmpact, wrist action, etc.
When you sense a problem, look on YouTube for related videos.
Do golf Alignment sticks when you are practicing count as a club? If so is it under one of the USGA rules? Thanks!
No, you can clearly see them sticking out of bags of tour pros sometimes. A player was penalized once though for having a plastic childrens club in the bottom of the bag. It was his son's and it fell down there and he didn't know or forgot about it.