Did you know that four out of five golfing dentists prefer toothpaste and a tee to check their club face alignment?
Take a small dab of toothpaste and put it on the head of a golf tee. Longer tees are better as they give a better visual. The Golf Space tees (pictured) are even better. Mount the tee in the center of one of your clubs as shown in the picture above. The tee will show the direction and angle that the club face is pointing. You can do as I’ve done in the pic above, and use an arrow or straight line under the club as an alignment guide. Obviously in this image, the club is closed and pointing left of target.
Not only can you check club face alignment, you can also manipulate the head around to see launch angles for situations like flop shots or times when you need to carry an obstacle like the lip of a bunker. Take a toothpaste tee sand wedge into a practice bunker and check out the angles the tee is pointing as you open or close the blade. The tee will give you a better visual of the launch angle and give you confidence that you can get the ball over the lip.