VIDEO: Matt Conner’s video tips

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I have had a message on Twitter asking what affects the ball flight direction the most - the golf club face or the body alignment?

Both do affect the ball direction but the clubface affects the flight more then the body aim.

Snainton Golf Centre's pro' Matt Conner's golf tips. 11/10 - Custon fitting irons. Picture by Andrew Higgins   sn123231b  09/08/12

Snainton Golf Centre's pro' Matt Conner's golf tips. 11/10 - Custon fitting irons. Picture by Andrew Higgins sn123231b 09/08/12

This week I am going to show you a drill which helps with aiming the clubface. You can practice this drill on the driving range to help reinforce good practice that will help you hit straighter shots on the course. It will involve buying a set of alignment sticks and a magnetic lie tool.

Start by lying an alignment stick in front of the ball pointing at your target. Then lie another alignment stick behind the ball pointing again at the target.

Now attach the magnetic lie tool to the golf club face and try and align the tool with the alignment sticks. This will highlight if you have been aiming wrong as the clubface position will look strange to your eye when it is pointing straight.

Another test is to take your normal address position to the ball and hold the club steady. Then attach the lie tool to the clubface to see if you have aimed the clubface straight down the line of the alignment sticks.