January 20, 2018

Best Golf Lessons: Understanding What Happens To Your Club Face After Gripping your Club

best golf lessonsOne of the most significant and best golf lessons is to understand what happens to your club face after gripping your club.

More specifically, one of the most important and best golf lessons is to learn what happens to the alignment and swing path of your club face in response to any body movement after gripping your club.

In terms of club face alignment you should appreciate that it is most difficult to determine the true alignment of your club face from a naked eye.

Conventional golf swing instruction would have you to believe that if your club face appears to be aligned squarely to your ball and target at the completion of your set up, it truly will be so aligned.

Traditional golf swing instruction would suggest that, at such point, you should be in a position to hit your golf ball straight.

Such instructions are fallacious and erroneous.

Just because your club face may appear to be aligned squarely to your ball at your final address is no guarantee that it is so aligned.

Here are some reasons why club face appearance does not necessarily mean how it truly is aligned, nor does it foretell whether you will hit your best golf shots.

First of all, if the sweet spot of the club face is not centered as near as possible to the back of your ball at the completion of your set up proceedings, it is not aligned in a true square  manner to your ball even if it appears to be so squarely aligned. It is aligned squarely only to the spot on which the sole of the club face is positioned.

For example, even though the club face may appear to be squarely aligned but if centered 0ne-half inch behind the ball at final address, the club face will bottom out at such point if a simple golf swing is executed and, by the time the club face contacts the ball, it will be closed and on an in-to-out swing path. In turn, it  most likely will produce a hook golf shot.

In order for the club face to be aligned squarely to the ball at final address, its sweet spot must be centered next to the ball because this is the point the club face must bottom out during the downswing in order to hit a straight golf shot.

All too many golfers center the sweet spot of their club face too far back from the ball instead of as near to the back of the ball as possible, They  assume they have their club face aligned squarely to the ball.

They don’t.

Again, even if the club face actually is aligned squarely, it is aligned squarely only in reference to the point it rests rather than to the ball, itself.

Here is the second reason why a club face may not be aligned squarely to the ball even when it appears so aligned and even if centered as near to the back of the ball as possible at the completion of the pre-shot proceedings.

Thousands of experiments demonstrate that the instant you grip a golf club with either an overlapping, interlocking or baseball style of grip, your club face will rotate to a slightly open alignment and to an out-to-in swing path.

Therefore, were you to center the sweet spot of your club face as near to the back of your ball as possible, align your shoulders parallel with your target line and then, and only then, grip your club with either an overlapping, interlocking or basseball style of grip, your club face would be slightly open even though it may appear to be perfectly square to the back of your ball.

The third reason why your club face may not be squarely aligned to the back of your ball even though it may be appear to be squarely aligned is what happens to the club face in response to any body movement after the grip is completed.

Once you grip your club and then move any body part, whether it involves moving nearer to or farther from the ball, raising or lowering your shoulders, flexing your knees up or down, widening or narrowing your stance or cupping, arching or rotating your wrists, your club face will rotate to a different alignment and swing path.

This rotation will continue with each subsequent body movement until you have completed your set up routine at which point it would be impossible to determine whether your club face is aligned squarely to your ball even though it may appear to be so aligned.

Now you should understand what  happens to your club face after gripping your club, which information should be considered as one of the best golf lessons you will ever receive.

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