WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR If the teed ball is to the right of the first shaft and/or the second shaft points to the right of your target, that ball is too far back in your stance. This simple mistake places your hands too far in front of the ball, closes your left shoulder and forces you to lean your upper body too far to the right. The result is a low inside takeaway and a very shallow downswing with the club swinging inside-to-out the hallmark swing traits of a push or a hook.
If the teed ball is to the left of the first shaft and/or the second shaft points to the left of your target, the ball is too far forward in your stance. Notice how the forward ball position pulls your left shoulder open to the target line, sets your hands too far behind the ball and causes your upper body to lean to the left. From here, you'll naturally take the club away outside of the target line and swing down steeply from the top, and you'll miss your target waaaaaay right.