Alignment sticks are a fantastic training tool when you're working on your golf game.
Or, they can ruin your equipment.
OK, that last sentence might be a little harsh, but it's exactly what happened to Spain's Alvaro Quiros during a practice session at the Portugal Masters over the weekend.
While attempting to work on his swing plane, Quiros missed his plane and connected squarely with fairway wood to alignment stick.
Here's what it looked like:
Practice isn't always pretty. Kudos to Quiros -- a six-time European Tour winner -- for posting this video to his Instagram account.
Quiros has struggled with his game most of this season. His lone top 10 on the European Tour was a T4 at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic back in February. His next-best finish was a T24 at the Shenzhen International in April.
Hopefully he's on track to getting things worked out soon.