Top 100 Teacher: Rethink how you aim by doing this at address
Our eyes are designed to look straight ahead and level. That inconvenient fact is what makes aiming so difficult. Looking at a target in the distance while standing in your address posture tilts your eyes and can often make you feel like you’re aiming too far left. It’s called the “Parallax Effect,” and, whether you realize it or not, it can create frustrating compensations.
To combat this, GOLF Top 100 Teacher Eric Alpenfels and his research partner, Dr. Bob Christina, conducted a study that found that golfers hit the ball straighter and farther when they use an intermediate target: a spot about two feet in front of the ball and directly in line with their intended destination.
The gist: Aim close, not far. — Luke Kerr-Dineen