The Elixir Golf Alignment Sticks will help you set up your body, feet ball, and club to practice perfect alignment for drives, irons, wedges, and putts.
The golf setup is one of the critical fundamentals for hitting the golf ball with greater consistency and accuracy. Proper setup positioning takes into account feet, hip, and shoulder alignment, as well as the location of the ball within your stance. Elixir’s golf alignment training aids can help you learn and reinforce the perfect setup position.
Elixir’s Golf Alignment Sticks give you an added feature that isn’t available with other rods. In every tube, you receive two alignment rods and a connector that can be used to create a perfect right angle relationship between the two sticks. This 90-degree alignment of two rods allows you to set your feet and body correctly while also giving you instant recognition of where the ball sits within your stance.
The rods come with pointed ends (and protective caps) to enable golfers to push the rods into the ground to practice swing plane drills. Some buyers have commented that the points are not truly sharp and thus make sticking them into the ground difficult. The picture to the right will give you an accurate perspective of the tips of the rods. The points should be sufficient except if you are trying to push through true hardpan.
When you purchase the Elixir Golf Alignment Sticks, you will receive two alignment rods within a clear storage tube. As mentioned, the rods have end caps as added protection due to the pointed ends. The 90-degree connector is built into the tube’s endcap for easy storage.
Pros and Cons of the Elixir Golf Alignment Sticks
- 90-degree connector
- 36 inches long to fit within your golf bag
- Two rods in a package
- Comes in 5 different color options
- Storage tube that keeps rods and connector organized
- The points on the rods’ ends are not very sharp so pushing them into hard ground can be a challenge
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
WHY BUY THE ELIXIR GOLF ALIGNMENT STICKS VERSUS OTHER BRANDS?
We recommend Elixir Sticks for three reasons. First, they are a perfect length to store in a golf bag. You never need to remove them except for practice. Second, the pointed ends allow for easy penetration into the ground. And third, we like the 90-degree connector to work on ball and feet position.
WHAT IS THE BENEFIT OF THE 90-DEGREE CONNECTOR?
Golfers frequently lose track of ball placement in relation to the center of their stance. By having an exact 90-degree connector, and utilizing two sticks, a golfer can practice and hardwire where they want the ball positioned with their driver, hybrids, irons, and wedges.
DO THE STICKS COME WITH INSTRUCTION MANUALS?
No, the sticks do not come with an instruction manual. But, there are plenty of instruction videos on YouTube that teach basic and advanced uses of alignment sticks.
WHY CAN’T A GOLFER JUST USE A CLUB OR TWO FOR ALIGNMENT?
Many folks do just that, but we do not recommend using clubs for alignment for a couple of reasons.
- On multiple occasions, we have accidentally nearly stepped on clubs using them for alignment. lIt is a lot more expensive to replace a bent club than alignment sticks
- A golfer cannot easily create a stable, 90-degree angle with two clubs. This can easily be accomplished with the Elixir sticks and connector
- A golfer cannot stick one end of a club into the ground for advanced training
- We do not like the look of the club’s tapering shaft when setting the direction of the alignment stick
We find golf impact labels to be almost as essential as alignment sticks for improving basics. Check out our post on golf club impact labels here.