This is going to be a short post with info many of you know already…but EXTREMELY important info in improving your shot making.
It was long thought that swing path was where the ball took off and face angle was how the ball curved.
Through technology (most of which I hate and think is detrimental to golf), they have proven things to be the opposite.
For instance, the push snap hook comes from being too far underneath the plane with a club coming in open and closing quickly.
The typical amateur pull slice comes from an outside to in swing path with a closed clubface at impact. Hanging back on the right side exacerbates this action.
Seems kind of counter intuitive, but knowing the facts can help you.
Apply these facts to your most often miss and you will be able to understand the flaw in your swing path and face angle. It is easier to fix when you know why it is happening.
I always tell my students whose misses are straight thin shots that they are close.,,although they all hate that shot with a passion, but it is technically closer to a good swing than other misses.