In developing the correct golf swing which produces consistent results, understanding the role of the clubface is crucial.
The alignment of the clubface is the most important factor in determining the behavior of every shot you make.
Clubface alignment is critical because if the face of the club aims to the left or to the right of your target as you make impact with the ball, your instinctive reactions to the ball's flight will create errors in your swing path and angle of attack, whilst also impairing your clubhead speed.
Yes your computer or brain is so smart and will develop corrections in other parts of your swing to compensate for the clubface. However why make it harder for yourself, by setting up correctly you will change the sequence of your swing, and form new correct habits!
The clubface looking to the right of the target at impact (“open” in golf terminology) promotes swinging the clubhead from outside to inside across the target line in an instinctive attempt to prevent shots from finishing to the right.
Also swinging across the target line from out-to-in can create either too steep (downward) or a too shallow (upward) hit. This incorrect angle of attack results in both fat or thin shots.
Third, the awkwardness resulting from a sense of incorrect angles inhibits free and forceful swinging, which also reduces the clubhead speed.
The clubface looking left of the target when impact occurs (“closed” in golf terms) promotes swinging the clubhead across from the inside-to-outside of the target line in an instinctive attempt to prevent shots from finishing to the left.
The clubhead in excess from in-to-out will flatten the angle of the clubhead's attack, frequently to the point where it strikes the ground before the ball, or has begun traveling upward at impact, again producing either a fat or thin shot.
Square in golf terms promotes swinging the clubhead 'momentarily along' rather than across the target line when impact occurs.
When the clubhead arrives at the ball at the proper angle, not too steep or too shallow, and delivers the entire force of the blow forward, just like Tiger Woods golf swing.
The pictures on this page relate to the address position. As you can the leading edge on both clubs looks square or 90 degrees to the target line, however can you pick the correct clubface alignment?
If you said the picture below you would be correct, there is a difference this club has been has a square leading edge whilst maintaining the in-built forward lean of the sand wedge.
I have found that a lot of players myself included tend to set the clubface open at address. Laying the face open like in picture number 1 creates problems further on in the swing.
For example: Have you ever heard the expression of getting the right arm into a position as a waiter would hold a tray. You can only do this correctly from the picture below enabling you to roll your arms in the backswing whilst keeping the clubface square.
Also another check point is just after impact, your right wrist should be flat in line with your forearm, and once again the address position determines if this can happen.
Finally if you are a bad chipper chances are you start with the clubface like in picture no.1 to open to begin with and then get all twisted from there.
Look at picture no.2 below and set the clubface so the back of the club face is high, it will look more like a hockey stick than you are used to. Master Golf
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