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I have struggled with my face alignment for the past few years. To be more consistent, I have been working on having an alignment stick aimed at my target, and a second alignment stick perpendicular to that aim line. Before addressing the ball, I make sure the bottom groove of my clubs/the face is square to that perpendicular line, then address the ball. It has been helping, but I still find myself struggling to get a square face at address. In an effort to help, I have paint filled the bottom two grooves of my clubs, and with my hybrid/3W/DR blacked out the other side lines to emphasize the bottom groove. To take it further, I decided to do a pinstripe line down the top of my hybrid/3W/DR to aid with the alignment. It has been a big help, because I have been noticing through this process that what I attribute as "square" has often been the top line of the club.

 

My woods/hybrid are the Cleveland Launcher XL. I started with the hywood and hit it amazing, so added the 3W and Driver this off-season. The pin stripe I added is square to the top aim decal and goes straight back. The problem I've run into is with the driver, when I added the pin stripe and take my address position, the club looks way too open, and I block the ball. Here's my shi**** MS Paint rendition of what I'm talking about:

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Does anyone have a similar experience to this? Appreciate any feedback.

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I don't have anything to answer your question, but I remember Taylormade used something similar with their draw biased drivers. They would create what looked like a square face with the carbon  and painted titanium crown, but the driver would actually be setup closed.

 

Maybe this is what Cleveland is doing? You are cancelling what they are trying to do?

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I don't have anything to answer your question, but I remember Taylormade used something similar with their draw biased drivers. They would create what looked like a square face with the carbon  and painted titanium crown, but the driver would actually be setup closed.

 

Maybe this is what Cleveland is doing? You are cancelling what they are trying to do?

 

The left image is what I would expect the club face to look like at address with the face being square, the right image being how the aiming decal looks square to a perpendicular line to my aim line.

 

I get what you're saying, I guess I would expect for a draw biased driver the emblem would be pointed more to the right to encourage a closed face, whereas what I am seeing is that the emblem is encouraging an open face. I almost want to just black out the emblem all-together and just do the line.

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