July 21, 2017

Straight Golf Shots: Align Your Shoulder, Elbows And Hips Parallel With Each Other

straight golf shotsIf you want to hit straight golf shots, you should have your shoulder line, elbow line and hip line parallel with each other at the completion of your set up routine.

Then, assuming you have your club face centered as near to the back of your ball as possible, your left heel planted firmly and your head held steadily during your golf swing, you should produce straight golf shots all day long.

Theoretically, when your hips, elbows and shoulders are aligned parallel with each other your club face will correspondingly be aligned squarely.

Then if  your set up is correct, as noted above, the impact position of your club face should replicate its address position during your downswing and you should hit your golf ball straight.

Aligning your shoulder line, elbow line and hip line parallel with each other during your set up proceedings is  much easier said than done.

First of all, your shoulder line is the imaginary line running across your shoulders; your elbow line is the imaginary line running across your elbows (the inside creases of your elbows to be more descriptive); and, your hip line is the imaginary line running across your hip line.

It may appear you have all three aligned parallel with each other at your final address to your ball but rarely is this the case.

Some golf swing instructions suggest you should adjust your stance while your club face is centered behind your ball until your club face is aligned squarely to your ball and your target.

This type of instruction is premised on the theory that, when the face of your club is aligned squarely to the back of your ball, your shoulders, elbows and hips correspondingly should be aligned parallel with each other.

The problem with this golf method of alignment is when your stance is adjusted to square your club face your ball  and target, while your club face is centered directly behind your ball, your hips will become aligned parallel with your target line but your shoulders and elbows will not.

This misalignment occurs because when you adjust your stance while your club face is centered behind your ball, your upper trunk does not move in sync with your lower trunk.

However, there is a simple cure for this malady, assuming you have not unlocked your right-hand lifeline from your left thumb and then relocked it on your left thumb after completing your initial grip.

The solution to realign your hips, shoulders and elbows parallel with each other in such instance is to simply raise your shoulders (not your arms) until the sole of your club face is at least six inches above your ball and then lower and re-center your club face as near to the back of your ball as possible.

This maneuver realigns your shoulders, hips and elbows parallel with each other,assuming your club face truly is aligned squarely to your ball and target at such time.

Therefore, whether you use my Locked-In Golf™ Techniques that can be found at http://lockedingolf.com or more conventional methods to hit straight golf shots, the last step in your set up routine should always be to simply raise your shoulders until the sole of your club face is at least six inches above your ball and then lower your shoulders and re-center your club face as near to the back of your ball as possible.

Then merely execute a simple golf swing and watch your ball fly straight.

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