One of the most common mistakes we make as golfers occurs in our setup position with regards to ALIGNMENT…have you ever hit a shot where you made good contact, but then look up to see that your ball has missed 10 yards to the right or left?…you are all nodding your heads at this point I’m sure of it.
When we talk alignment, it is important to align your clubface first to your target, and then match up your pelvis and bodyline to be parallel to your target (club) line; it is very common to do the reverse. So once we get our clubface aligned first, we want to make sure we position our pelvis properly.
This is a great mirror drill to help with the alignment of your pelvis:
Begin by getting into a normal golf stance for a mid iron. Find neutral posture and while standing in front of a mirror, slide a normal golf shaft (without clubhead) or alignment stick into your front belt loops on your pants. You are going to be looking to see which hip is higher. For right handers it is recommended that the left hip be slightly higher than the right at setup. If the hip level presents as equal, that is alright as well. We are simply trying to prevent the right hip from being higher (right handed golfer). We are also checking to see if your pelvis is pointed out to the left or pointed out to the right. We want that alignment stick pointed straight parallel to your target line! This a great drill to get your hips in proper alignment so give it a try and your aim will improve.
See you on the range, Matt Truong