Square Clubface - Accuracy Drill
To build a consistent setup routine, ensuring the correct aiming of the clubface to the target. Most drills using Alignment Sticks focus on feet and body alignment. This unique setup is the most effective way of squaring the clubface in the address position. The direction of a golf shot is largely determined by the angle of the clubface, so it is critical to start with the clubface square. This drill can be used with any club in the bag, including the putter.
Using 2 Tour Sticks, set them up in a ‘T’ formation. Place the 1st Stick on the ground, just outside the golf ball, aiming at the target. The 2nd Tour Stick runs perpendicularly to the 1st Stick, outside it, away from you. This 2nd, Square Tour Stick is aligned immediately behind the ball, directly in line with your clubface.
Both Tour Sticks should be far enough away from the golf ball, so that there is no danger of striking the with the clubhead.
Setup is key here. However, the process will differ from irons to woods. Irons: Address the golf ball with the clubhead, ensuring that the leading bottom edge of the clubhead is perfectly in line with the 2nd Stick. Some irons have paint in the bottom groove to assist the aiming process. This may not feel like you are setting up with a Square Clubface. As long as the Tour Sticks are placed perfectly, and the leading edge of your iron is exactly matched to the Tour Sticks, then you must be setup squarely. Hit several shots to your target, allowing yourself to become accustomed to being perfectly square. Woods (& Hybrids): Address the ball as with the iron. However, this time, the top edge of your wood should be in line with the Square Tour Stick. Yes, we know.......confusing, right? Irons and woods are constructed completely differently, so we need to be fully aware of the aiming differences of each club.
Keep In Mind:
The 2nd Pro Stick must be placed EXACTLY 90° from the 1st Stick, for a perfect setup.