In terms of golf swing techniques you should align your shoulders and hips parallel with your target line to produce straight golf shots.
Your elbow line is the imaginary line running across the inside creases of your elbows.
All to many golfers flare their left foot toward the target while their right foot is aligned more perpendicularly to the target line. When you flare your left foot toward the target while you right foot is pointing directly to the target line, you open your shoulders to the target line.
In doing so, it almost is impossible to hit a straight golf shot unless you manipulate your club in some weird way during your golf swing in order to deliver a square club face to your ball at impact.
Some golfers, on the other hand, will flare their right foot away from the target while keeping their left foot pointing directly toward the target line, This causes the shoulders to close in relation to the target line.
Again, in such instance, it is difficult to square the club face to the ball at impact unless there is major manipulation of the club during the swing.
Jack Nicklaus commented that he opens his stance when he wishes to hit his famous fade. When he does it opens up his shoulders in relation to his target line. Then if he swings the club along his body line during his back swing, a “down the target line” downswing will deliver a slightly open club face on a slightly out-to-in swing path across the target line to produce a fade.
It is difficult, however, to produce a straight ball flight when aligned in such a manner at final address to the ball.
If you want to hit a straight golf shot, ensure the sweet spot of your club face is centered as near as possible to the back of your ball at the completion of your setup routine because this is where the arc of the swing must bottom out in order to hit your ball on a straight path.
Also, at final address, ensure your shoulders, hips and elbows, constituting your “body line,” are aligned parallel with your target line if a straight golf shot is your intention. You will then experience why this article provides some of the best golf swing techniques yet.
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