FSGO #19 – Why Great Players Line up Open to the Target w/ Craig Shankland

By on August 7, 2015

In this episode of For Serious Golfers Only:

Craig Shankland and I discuss alignment and specifically why most great players line up open to the target (slightly left for right handed golfers and slightly right for left handed golfers).

This is an advanced topic for draw players and players that hit the ball straight.

Warning: If you are slicing the ball, this is good advanced information to know but does not pertain to how you should improve your swing.


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  1. Bob Thomaier

    August 11, 2015 at 11:15 am


    Very good podcast. I’ve been struggling a bit with keeping the driver in the fairway.
    I tried hitting cuts but sliced it a bit too much and I know my shoulders were open. I never thought about keeping the shoulders square. I’m heading to range this afternoon.
    Bob T
    Btw, our home will be completed by November and we will be moving to Reynolds full time in 2016.

    • Charlie King

      October 21, 2015 at 6:52 am

      Thanks Bob. Can’t wait to see you in November.

  2. michael schou

    August 11, 2015 at 11:21 am

    Great discussion about lining up open. I am a bit of a slicer so I need to correct that problem first but was happy to learn about the importance of where my shoulders are pointing versus where my feet are headed. Maybe something there I can use to correct my issue. Thanks for the help!

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