3M Open

TPC Twin Cities


Instruction

Instruction

Let your heel rise

By Hank Haney Photos by J.D. Cuban
February 12, 2008

If your weight moves toward the target on the backswing, it could be because your alignment is bad—your eye alignment. If you set up with your eyes aligned right or left of the target line, your swing path will follow to the right or left. The same is true if your eyes are tilted down (above, left). Your eyes have a tremendous impact on balance, and this tilt will cause you to shift forward as you swing back. Use the brim of your hat as a level, and practice making swings keeping your eyes in line with the horizon (above, right).