In this video post, we take a look at Justin Thomas.
In particular, his golf setup and golf alignment routine that he goes through before he addresses the golf ball. Mundane, you say? Very few things can help you improve faster than getting into the proper golf address position with proper golf alignment on each and every shot.
I often see my playing partners neglect this part of the game. It is a shame. If you don’t get your golf setup, golf alignment, and golf aim right, you cannot possibly execute your best swing at your intended target. It is the Aim->Align->Execute method. You will hardly ever see a pro skip this step. But, you also seldom see this shown on TV.
Golf Alignment is Key
Watch his setup and preparation to hit this golf shot. It is a practice round, or a pro-am, or something (see the golf cart? note that there are no spectators?). But this does not deter Justin from going through his routine, because you do it every time. Even at the driving range. Yes, even at the driving range. How else will you improve.
Golf Aim Before Golf Address
Notice how he picks a definite, distant target to aim at. Once he finds his close-in spot he aligns his clubface and builds his stance around this spot. He checks his distant target a couple of times after building his stance on his intended line. His stance is athletic, as if he about to sit on a bar stool. Then he finally pulls the trigger (0:25) and executes his shot.
His alignment and setup routine is methodical, repeatable, and meticulous. This, plus a whole lot of talent and hard work, surely contributes to Justin’s success.
You probably can’t generate the clubhead speed that Justin does. But you can surely copy his setup and alignment routine before addressing the ball the next time you play at your home course, or at the local driving range. Give it a try, I guarantee you will bring more consistency to your game!
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