An Alignment Stick!

My favorite short game training aid is an alignment stick!  I like to have players hold it under the grip with their fingers, extending up and under the left shoulder.  I have them practice short chips and pitches holding the stick, and hopefully not having it hit the left side of their body.  I see countless players that flip their hands and the ball, this helps them learn and feel what it is like to keep the hands quiet and make better contact.