NAIL YOUR GRIP, POSTURE AND ALIGNMENT
Getting the basics right will help you hit the ball longer and straighter. Many bad shots stem from a poor grip, and a good grip is the basis of a neutral and repeatable swing. I like to see only two knuckles on the back of my left hand as I look down and the ‘V’ between the thumb and index finger on my right hand pointing to my right shoulder.
A good posture enables you to make an athletic and controlled movement. There are many variations when it comes to good posture, but I like to get my back fairly straight with my knees flexed just enough to engage my quads and my butt sticking out comfortably. My arms hang naturally down to the grip, with the butt of the club about a hand’s width from my thigh.
I always practise with an alignment stick along my toe-line to ensure my feet knees, hips, shoulders and eyes are parallel to the target line because it makes it so much easier to make a neutral swing with a square clubface.