Gain control over your drive with the TYGaligner®
To hit the ball straight
Aim the TYGaligner®, your body and the club face at your target. Make the corridor between the pylons wide enough so you can swing between them without being too worried about hitting them, but not so wide that you have too much margin for error.
Swing through the corridor. If you hit one of the pylons off its mounting, you know where you went wrong. Put the pylon back on the mounting and try again.
If you are swinging between the pylons and the ball still has a slight curve, you may want to adjust the corridor by moving the tee (and with it the tip of the TYGaligner®) a little to the right or left, as applicable, until the ball flies perfectly straight.
To hit a fade
Align the TYGaligner® to the left of your target (if you are a right-hander, to the right of it if you are a lefty). This is called an "open" stance.
Swing perfectly normally between the pylons but keep the club face pointing to your target. How much curve you generate depends on how far to the left (right for lefties) you set up.
If you find the ball flies straight out to the left (right) of the target without a curve, your club face is closed and not pointing at the target when you hit the ball.
To hit a draw
Align the TYGaligner® to the right of your target (to the left for a lefty). "Close" your stance to be in line with the TYGaligner®, but keep the club face pointing to your target (closed stance).
Now swing normally between the pylons for a draw. How much curve you generate depends on how far to the right (left for lefties) you set up.
If the ball flies straight to the right (left) of the target without a curve, make sure your club face is pointing at the target when you hit the ball, and not "open" to the right (left).
The TYGaligner® for use with irons
Although our focus with the TYGaligner® is on helping people hit good drives from a tee,
it can also be very helpful in learning to hit good clean irons from the ground or tee as well.
Use the TYGaligner® with irons from a tee
You can practice iron shots from the tee using the TYGaligner® in the same way as for woods.
Use the TYGaligner® with irons from the ground
Many amateur golfers have the problem with their irons of hitting the ground before the ball. This is known as "duffing".
To help solve this problem, turn the TYGaligner® around with the pylons at the front and the legs pointing to the target.
Put the ball on the grass between the legs of the TYGaligner®, just a touch behind the invisible line between the pylons.
Focus on taking your divot at this point in front of the ball when you swing to improve attack angle and ball striking.