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If you're having trouble hitting the ball straight, there are a few techniques you can brush up on so as to avoid this problem, especially when you're teeing off. Here are four steps to better drives:
First, stand behind your ball and look out into the fairway (or on a short hole, on the green). Select a spot where you'd like your ball to land. You can approximate the spot, for instance, make it a 10- to 15-yard landing area. Then visualize an imaginary line from your ball to the targeted area. This will help you concentrate on your focus when you're addressing the ball. Now, get ready to hit the ball, first taking one more look at the targeted area. Keep your head down and fire away with confidence. You know exactly what you want to do, and you're doing it. That will give you full confidence in your shot, and it should be a straight one.