A perfect golf swing occurs when the downswing delivers a square alignment and an on line swing path of the club face to the ball at impact.
Therefore, only two things matter to constitute a perfect golf swing: club face alignment and club face swing path.
Club face alignment and swing path determine the direction and pattern of your golf shot.
Some golf swing instructions suggest it is the “plane” of the club face and its alignment that determines the direction and pattern of a golf shot.
It is very much the alignment of the club face that partially determines the direction and pattern of a golf shot. However, the so-called “plane” of the golf swing does not determine the direction and pattern of ball flight.
Swing path along with the alignment of the club face are the determining factors in whether you will hit a fade golf shot, a draw golf shot or hit the golf ball straight.
It doesn’t matter whether your swing plane is steep, shallow or somewhere in between. If your swing path is not correct you will not hit the shot you desire. A better golf method is available.
Swing path is either in-to-out, out-to-in or on line.
If your swing path is out-to-in at impact you will either slice, pull or pull-hook your golf shot, depending on whether your clubface is open, closed or square to its path and also depending on your club head speed wnen your clubface contacts your ball.
If your swing path is in-to-out at impact you will either hook, push or push-slice your golf shot depending on whether your clubface is open, closed or square to its path and also depending on your club head speed when your clubface contacts your ball.
Due to multiple body movements from the time you grip a golf club until the completion of your setup routine you could end up with either an out-to-in or an in-to-out rather than an online swing path of your clubface . Therefore, you may want to know how to determine your clubface swing path at final address
Here are the golf swing tips to determine the path of your clubface:
First, at the completion of your pre-swing proceedings with your clubface centered as near as possiblet o the back of your ball, keep your feet in place as well as your shoulders, arms and knees.
Maintain your spine angle by not raising or lowering your shoulders. Then un-grip your hands from your club and grip the metal portion of your club horizonally with your hands about one and one-half feet apart.
Next, lock your elbow joints and raise or lower your arms until your club shaft covers your ball from your line of vision.
If your club shaft points to th inside of your body line it will indicate that you have an out-to-in swing path. If it points to the outside of your body line it will indicate an in-to-out swing path.
If your club shaft neither points to the outside or to the inside of your body line it will indicate you have both an on line swing path and a square alignment of your clubface. This will enable you to hit straight golf shots.
As you will observe it is most difficult to establish an on line swing path.
The reason for this dilemna is the anatomical phenomenon that the instant you grip a golf club with a conventional type of grip your clubface will rotate to an effective open alignment and the swing path of your clubface will rotate to an out-to-in path across your shoulders.
Worse, any body movement thereafter will rotate the alignment and swing path of your clubface to ssomething different. By the time you conclude your setup routine there is no telling to what alignment and swing path your clubface has rotated.
It is most difficult to achieve an online swing path and and a square alignment of your clubface unless you use a technique to lock-in the desired alignment and swing path of your clubface during your setup routine.
However, you can tell the results of a golf swing by observing in which direction and pattern the ball flies.
When the ball flies on a straight path in the direction of your target you will know you have executed a perfect golf swing.