Striking the ball at target is made a lot easier if you set up with the clubface aimed correctly before you swing. This may sound obvious, but it is not always easy to achieve as we stand to the side of the ball to play and because we are not looking directly down our target line, our eyes can be deceived. If aimed off target, we naturally compensate making it very difficult to play consistent shots.

For the clubface to be aiming correctly at the target, the leading edge at the bottom of your clubface should be perpendicular to your target line. An easy was to check this is to imagine a clock face with your target line running from 3 o’clock to 9 o’clock and the leading edge of your clubface pointing between and 6 o’clock and 12 o’clock. To double check this, lift the club up in front of you and the leading edge should vertical.