September 26, 2017

How To Hit a Golf Ball Straight: It Is All About Parallels And Perpendiculars.

how to hit a golf ball straightIf you want to learn how to hit a golf ball straight you must understand golf geometry.

Specifically, when learning how to hit a golf ball straight you should know how parallel and perpendicular angles relate to the set up routine as well as to the golf swing itself.

This is to say, specific angles of the shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips and arms must exist in relationship to the ball and the target at different points in the set up proceedings and the golf swing in order to hit straight golf shots.

First, your shoulders, hips and elbows must be parallel with your target to best enable you to hit produce a straight ball flight.

Another golf swing tip is that the middle (mid-point) of your sternum  must be aligned perpendicular to the back of the ball to establish an ideal ball position because you want the arc of your swing to bottom-out at this point to hit your ball straight.

It should go without saying that the club face must be squarely aligned behind the ball, facing the target in a perpendicular manner at the completion of the pre-shot routine to enable a straight ball flight.

Once these golf swing instructions are satisfied to complete the pre-swing proceedings, there are specific parallel and perpendicular angles that must exist at different points of the golf swing.

For example, at the half-way point of the back swing, the club shaft should be parallel with your toe line–the imaginary line running across your toes–in order to be in a position to hit a straight golf ball.

At the completion of your back swing, your club shaft should point to and/or hover over the tip-end of your right shoulder in a perpendicular manner to indicate that a square club face and an online swing path exists at such position.

At the half-way point in your down swing, once again, your club shaft should be parallel with your toe line.

Your club face must contact your ball squarely( in a perpendicular manner) and the swing path of your club face must be parallel with your target line at impact in order to hit your golf ball straight.

At the completion of your follow through, your club shaft should point to and/or hover directly over the tip end of your left shoulder.

Even if your arms collapse at the completion of your follow through the position of your club shaft should effectively be in this position.

In such a case, your wrists should point directly to the tip-end of your left shoulder in a perpendicular manner to indicat that you hit your ball straight.

If you get these angles correct in your set up proceeding and your golf swing you will  immensely improve your golf .

You also will experience how to hit a golf ball straight.

The best way to achieve these parallel and perpendicular angles during your pre-shot routine and during your golf swing is to lock-in a straight ball flight alignment during your set up proceedings. If done correctly, these angles occur automatically.

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