It would seem that those wonderful and colorful ‘Alignment Sticks’ made by various different companies are here to stay. Back in the good old days it was common to see players laying 2 or 3 irons down on the range in between their feet and the ball to offer up a visual source of parallel alignment to the target line… an invaluable source of consistent alignment especially when hitting from a grass range. With the club on the ground you could hit shots from a number of divot free locations without losing correct alignment to the target, allowing you to keep your focus on other parts of the golf swing. These new ‘rods’ or ‘sticks’ made of fiberglass are slimmer, longer, more visible and fit nicely in your golf bag (often offering a great place to hang a towel as well). They have many different uses other than just for alignment on the range and I personally keep finding more and more uses for them during instructional sessions as well. To sum it up I suggest you put a set in your bag and use them often, however don’t forget that at one point in time you should use an ‘intermediate target’ on the ground to find alignment as use of these ‘sticks’ are not allowed during play… at least not yet.