How do you know if your takeaway is on the right path?
That's the email question Michael Breed, host of The Golf Fix, addresses in this video segment.
To groove a takeaway on the right path, Breed suggests getting a couple of alignment rods (golf clubs will work, too) and placing them behind your ball to create a 'channel.'
Then work on taking the club back by starting in the channel, and then on the downswing, return the club back into the channel.
You can extend this drill to the course, too, by imagining those alignment rods on every shot, or pick out some blades of grass to trigger the muscle memory of a smooth, straight takeaway.
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