Parallel alignment - the key to enhancing ball hitting accuracy
When hitting the ball, the professional player is constantly adjusting the target and alignment. It is important that the club face is aligned with the target and that the alignment of the body parts is coordinated with the angle of the club face, which is called parallel alignment.
The hazards of Parallel alignment
Before hitting the ball with a swing, it is very easy to make various errors in the alignment of the body parts. If these errors are not corrected in time, they will have a devastating effect on the subsequent swing.
For example, when using a closed stance, all parts of the body are facing the right side of the target line, and if the club is led at this point, the club will inevitably move toward the inside of the target line; on the contrary, if an open stance is used, the clubhead will move toward the outside of the target line when the club is led.
Both are undesirable. The golf swing is a chain reaction process. If you make a mistake at the beginning, it is very difficult to make up for it later in the game. Therefore, the player should try to make sure that there is no major deviation in his or her movement from the beginning of the shot.
1. Look down at the target line while standing behind the ball. Consider which is the most appropriate way to hit the ball.
- How will the ball travel in the air after you hit it?
- Where is the ball likely to land?
After you decide, choose your temporary target, like a patch of grass, a leaf, etc., not far from the ball on the target line (about a club away), and aim your clubface towards that point instead of the distant flagpole.
2. Choose a reasonable stance. As soon as you have determined the parallel position of the clubface, the next step is to choose a proper stance.
It is important to ensure that the feet, joints, and shoulders are parallel to the direction of the clubface to hit the ball straight and keep the ball from turning in the air. Optimum parallel alignment has a positive effect on the shape and address of the swing at impact.