Some of the best golf swing instructions is to understand how the alignment and path of the clubface rotates in response to any body movement after forming the hands on a club in a conventional manner.
More specifically, some of the best golf swing instructions is to learn why slices and pulls are siblings, why pushes and hooks are siblings and why slices and hooks are first cousins in terms of club face rotation in response to any body movement after assuming either an overlapping, interlocking or baseball style of grip.
Here is what happens with the clubface once a conventional golf grip is assumed and there is any body movement thereafter. This information can be used to improve your golf swing tremendously. It also will help you to hit a golf ball straight.
The clubface cycles through various ball flight alignments in response to different body movements such as widening or narrowing the stance after the hands are gripped on the club.
At the very instant the hands are gripped on a club handle with either an overlapping, interlocking or baseball style of grip, the clubface will rotate to a slice ball flight alignment.
This alignment is in the middle of the clubface rotational spectrum.
At this point, the clubface is rotated to an effective open alignment and an out-to-in swing path, creating a slice ball flight alignment.
If you were then to narrow your stance slightly the swing path of your clubface would remain on and out-to-in path but would rotate to a closed alignment and create a pull ball flight alignment. The fact the alignment of the clubface changed but the swing path did not makes the relationship between a slice and a pull that of siblings, figuratively speaking.
In these golf swing instructions, some body movements other than widening or narrowing the stance after assuming a conventional golf grip can be used to demonstrate how the clubface changes ball flight alignments as it rotates through the rotational spectrum.
However, for our purposes of demonstration, we will continue with narrowing and widening the stance as the mechanism to rotate the clubface from one ball flight alignment to another.
Continuing then, were you to assume a conventional grip and then widen your stance slightly, your clubface would rotate from an open to a closed alignment and your clubface also would rotate from an out-to-in to an in-to-out path, creating a hook ball flight alignment. Since both the alignment and path of your clubface would change as a result of widening your stance slightly, it makes the relationship between a slice and a hook that of first cousins, so to speak.
When the stance is widened more after the clubface rotates to a hook ball flight, the alignment of the clubface will rotate from a closed alignment to an open alignment but the path of the clubface will remain on an in-to-out path, creating a push ball flight alignment. Since only the alignment of the clubface changed instead of both the alignment and path of the clubface in response to widening the stance more from a hook, the relationship between a hook and a push is that of siblings, figuratively speaking.
You also should know that the rotational distance between a pull and a push is the widest on the rotational spectrum, making the relationship between the two that of second cousins, so to speak
When the clubface rotates from one ball flight alignment to another, such as from a slice to a hook, a perfectly square alignment and an on line swing path of the clubface exists, creating a straight ball flight alignment and enabling you to hit straight golf shots.
I discuss more thoroughly these golf swing instructions as to how the clubface rotates through a rotational spectrum in response to various body movements in one of my earlier book, The locked-In Golf Swing.
More information about Locked-In Golf ™ is available at http:///lockedingolf.com.
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