In our last Tip of the Week, we discussed posture during your swing and stance. Another important element is your alignment.
One of the most common mistakes amateur golfers make is improper alignment. Most think they should align their feet at the target while others try to get their shoulders parallel to it. Both of these methods are incorrect. The proper way to align your golf shots is to set you club head behind the golf ball and align the club face with the target, do this before, not after, you get into your stance. After aligning the club face with the target, you have to align the rest of your body. Most players benefit from aligning their lower body left of the target line and their upper body parallel to the target line. Make sure to experiment with this on the range before going out in the course.
For additional tips on set up and alignment, check out the video below from Martin Hall and the Golf Channel!