How to Square and Close the Clubface at Impact
To hit the straight shot, you need to make sure your clubface is square at impact.
But that's the hardest thing to do in golf.
Because the clubface is so far away from you and moving at the fast speed, you might find it difficult to control the clubface at impact and don't know what is happening to your clubface through impact.
If you are a slicer, your clubface is open to the target at impact. So you want to make sure your clubface is pointing more toward the target or even left of the target for a little draw.
To do that, let's focus on the back of your left hand. When the clubface is open to the target, the back of your left hand or the logo on your glove is facing more toward the sky.
To square your clubface, you want the back of your left hand to face more toward the target at impact.
I think you will find it much easier to control your left hand than trying to control the clubface.
If you want to hit a little draw, I want you to turn the back of your left hand little toward the ground at impact. This will help you close the clubface at impact for a nice draw.
The Correct Way to Keep Your Head behind the Ball
The position of your head at impact is important when you try to square or close your clubface at impact.
Players who have their clubface open at impact usually move their head forward at impact or turn their head to the left at impact.
When you look at tour players and their head and face position at impact, their face is looking to the right of the ball at impact.
Also, their head is behind the ball unless they are trying to hit the special type of shot.
When I ask players to keep their head behind the ball through impact, they will try to do so but fail to do it correctly.
The common mistake I see is that their face is looking directly toward the ball or straight ahead at impact.
But please remember that the tour players have their face looking right of the ball at impact.
This is their secret to square or close the clubface at impact. It is much easier to close your clubface if your face is looking right of the ball.
But if your face is looking at the ball at impact or your head moves forward at impact, it makes it easier to open your clubface and cause slice.
Turn Back Correctly to Keep Your Head behind
In order to keep your head back, you have to turn back correctly on the backswing.
I have mentioned that tour players have their face looking right of the ball at impact. If you look at their backswing, their face or their head turns to the right as they take their club back.
At the top of their backswing, their face is looking right of the ball and their head is turned about 45 degrees or more to the right.
To square or close your clubface at impact, it's important that your face is looking right of the ball. To do this correctly, you need to turn your head or face to the right on the backswing.
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