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Another way to line up correctly.

Another way to line up correctly.

Another way to line up correctly.

Hi, I’m Mel Sole, Director of Instruction at the Mel Sole Golf School, headquartered at Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club in Pawleys Island, SC.  We conduct 1, 2 and 3-day golf schools, hourly golf lessons, and senior golf schools—any golf instruction program your heart desires. Give us a call at 800-624-4653 or 843-237-4993.  We will be happy to book a commuter school or a package that contains accommodations, golf, and golf school.

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A lot of students have tried my “spot” alignment method from an earlier monthly golf tip.  However, some still seem to have difficulty lining up correctly. Most right-handed golfers tend to aim to the right and lefties to the left. This is because we tend to look “over” our shoulder rather than parallel to it.  Here is a different way to set it up correctly. This method is used by one of my instructors, Pat Hoffman.  He prefers this over the “spot” alignment method.

I have noticed some PGA and LPGA players use this method, so give it a try.  The key is to do the method you prefer every time. Then, make whichever method you choose as part of your pre-shot routine.  This will make your golf game a lot more consistent day in and day out!

The Method.

Another way to line up correctly


I am using the tree in the middle of our range as the target. Stand behind your ball and focus your eyes on the target.

Another way to line up correctly


Walk towards the ball, still keeping your eyes on the target.

Another way to line up correctly


Look down just long enough to place the club behind the ball without touching it.


I immediately look back at your target before you start moving your body.


Now, while still looking at the target, place your feet in their proper position. You will now be aligned perfectly to your target.

Try this on the range first to get comfortable. Now that you know Another way to line up correctly use it on the course, and your setup will be flawless every time!

Source: Mel Sole Golf School.

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