Downswing Position that Determines Ball Flight
When I see the downswing position where the shaft is parallel to the ground just before impact, I can tell you what kind of shot you are about to hit.
If you understand this position and how it works, golf may become even more fun.
Now, swing back to the top and start your downswing. Stop at the point where the shaft is parallel to the ground, and your hands are at waist height.
Take a look at your shaft.
If the shaft is parallel to your target line, your ball will go straight. If the shaft is pointing more to the right, your shot will go right.
If it's pointing more to the left, the shot will go left.
The position of your shaft will tell you the initial direction of the shot. And the clubface angle at this position will decide which way the ball will curve.
If the clubface is facing more toward the ground, the ball will curve left. If the clubface is pointing more toward the sky, the ball will curve right.
So if you are slicer,
1. Shaft tends to face more to the left
2. The clubface is pointing more to the sky
If you are hooker,
1. Shaft tends to face more to the right
2. The clubface is pointing more to the ground
To fix your ball flight, do the opposite of what you are doing.
I have said this many times, but I will say it again. Before you start to do something with your golf swing and its position, go over your grip, ball position, posture and alignment. 80% of your problems are in those areas.
It's really unfortunate that lots of golfers don't realize that.
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