Swing Clinc: How to Aim Properly

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Published 12/08/2013 07:48:00
 

Amateur golfers often ask us, "How do I improve my shot making?" To follow on from last week's tip on gripping the golf club , once the correct grip has been established you will need to aim at your target. There are 3 sides to aiming, each of which can dramatically affect the direction in which your golf ball will fly. Aiming badly can also affect all the other fundamentals, ie. The grip, swing plane and posture.

A - Open Stance

  • Body aligns to far left of the target line
  • Back swing is normally flatter to compensate for open stance
  • Clubface normally moves left of the target line during the downswing
  • Release of club head will be lazy, causing a left to right ball flight

B - Square Stance

  • Body aligned parallel left of the target line
  • Back swing is on plane and no compensations are needed
  • Clubface moves down the target line

Allows for a full release of the club head causing minimal movement in the ball flight

C - Closed Stance

  • Body aligns to far right of the target line
  • Back swing is normally more upright to compensate for closed stance
  • Clubface normally moves right of target line during the downswing
  • Overactive hands in the hitting area will cause an early release, seeing the ball move from right to left during it's flight

The reason that golf professionals aim correctly more consistently is due largely to their routine. By aiming the clubface at the target first and then and aligning the body parallel left of the target you will have a better chance of getting the ball into the designated target area. Call Our Man Van on 082-3369866

 




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