How to Hit the Golf Ball Straight Every Time (5 Steps)

By Chris Moore •  Updated on 02/25/22

If you’re like most golfers, you want to be able to hit the ball straight every time.

Unfortunately, this is not always easy to do.

There are a lot of factors that can affect your shot, and it takes a lot of ongoing practice to perfect your swing.

In this blog post, we will discuss some tips and tricks that will help you hit the golf ball straight every time!

What makes the golf ball go straight off the club?

Before we dive into how you can hit the golf ball straight every time, it’s important to know what actually makes it go straight.

The clubface needs to be square when it makes contact with the golf ball.

If you aren’t hitting the ball with a square clubface, it’s going to create sidespin, resulting in a fade or draw.

And if you really mishit the ball, it’s likely the ball will slice or hook.

There’s more to it as we’ll cover in the next section, but at its core, that’s how you can consistently hit the golf ball straight.

5 Steps To Hitting The Golf Ball Straight Every Single Time

Step 1: Grip the club

The first step of hitting the golf ball straight is holding the golf club with a neutral grip.

To do this, hold the club with your left hand, pointing your thumb down and keeping it slightly to the right of the center of the club.

Make sure you aren’t holding the club too tight or too loose!

Step 2: Line up towards your target line

After you have a solid grip of the golf club, you’ll want to line up towards your target and set your feet.

It’s best to keep a neutral stance, not opened or closed, and aim directly at the target.

To make sure I’m lined up properly with my target, I like to place the club on my belt buckle temporarily. It’s a quick way to double-check where you’re aiming.

Step 3: Keep your clubface square

Now that you’re set up, you want to keep your clubface square with the ball in your stance.

To do this, keep the clubface perpendicular to your stance so the ball is lined up to go exactly where you’re aiming!

If the clubface is opened or closed, the ball will get sidespin and turn in the air.

Step 4: Swing the club on a plane line

Now you’ve addressed the ball and you’re ready to take your swing.

Start your backswing, and try to keep a neutral backswing instead of an inside-out, or outside-in swing.

This will help keep your swing on the plane line since this gives you the best chance to hit the ball straight.

I’d also recommend not overswinging, you’ll get enough power when you’re making clean, consistent contact with the ball.

Step 5: Finish with a strong follow-through

It’s time to make contact with the golf ball. While you shouldn’t overswing, you’ll want to finish your swing as strong as possible so you can hit the ball as far as possible.

Keep your head down, swing fully through the ball, and watch it fly straight off the club!

Final thoughts

That’s everything you need to know to hit the golf ball straight every time!

It’s going to take some practice, but following these tips should help you improve your accuracy with time.

And always remember, to hit the ball straight, the clubface needs to be square when it makes contact with the golf ball!

Chris Moore

Hi, I'm Chris Moore and I'm the guy behind As an avid golfer since 2010, I decided to create this blog to share everything I've learned over the years. Whether it's golf equipment, swing tips, or anything in-between, I want to make sure you have everything you need to become a better golfer.