One of the best ways to learn how to hit a straight golf shot is to view a golf swing video.
The reason why you should view a golf swing video to learn how to hit a golf ball straight is that you can typically learn a procedure better by watching some else show you how it is done rather than just by listening or hearing the instructions.
However, I must caution you about watching some instructional videos in your efforts to learn how to hit straight golf shots.
Many of the videos that teach the golf swing are seriously flawed and not only fail to teach you the correct way to hit a straight golf shot but could even cause you to mishit your ball even more
First of all, if a video tries to teach you to manipulate your golf swing in some weird way in an attempt to square your clubface to your ball at impact, you should realize the instructions are flawed,
Such golf swing instruction rather admits the clubface is not square to the ball at the beginning of the golf swing or there would be no reason to try to square it to the ball during the golf swing.
For example, one instructor recently recommended straightening and rotating your left arm during your downswing as a golf method to hit a straight golf shot.
As Ben Hogan once commented, it almost is impossible to change the angle and path of the clubface once the downswing begins.
Yes, I know that some professionals are able to hold the clubface more open during their downswing but few amateurs are able to do it satisfactorily.
However, I seriously doubt that even professional golfers can straighten and rotate their left arms counterclockwise during their golf swings and hit consistent golf shots, much less consistent straight golf shots.
If a video instructs you to intentionally manipulate your clubface during your golf swing, the instructor in the video apparently does not know how golf really works.
Here is how golf really works.
The instant you grip your club with either an overlapping, interlocking or baseball style of grip your wrists will rotate your clubface to an open alignment.
In addition, your elbow line will rotate to the inside of your shoulder line to create an out-to-in swing path of your clubface, all of which will establish a slice ball flight alignment during your setup routine.
However, such a slice ball flight alignment is not locked-in.
This means that any body movement after the club is initially gripped will cause the alignment and swing path of the clubface to change.
Since there are typically a series of body movements after a club is initially gripped, the alignment and swing path could rotate to any type of ball flight, such as a hook, pull, push, pulled-hook or pushed-slice alignment by the completion of the setup routine, without the golfer ever being the wiser.
Without knowing the alignment and swing path of the clubface at final address a golfer has no way of knowing in which way to manipulate his or her clubface during the golf swing in an attempt to square the clubface to the ball at impact.
Thus, a majority of instruction you see on video is flawed.
If the instruction suggests you manipulate your clubface in some weird way to square your clubface to your ball at impact, 100 percent of such instruction is flawed.
The only way you can be assured your clubface will return to your ball at a square angle is to have a square clubface alignment locked-in at the completion of your setup routine.
Then it is just a matter of centering your clubface directly behind your ball, aligning your shoulders parallel with your target line and executing a simple golf swing.
The “impact position” of your clubface will replicate its “address position” and your ball will fly on a straight path, discounting wind conditions and elevation differences between your stance and your ball.
LockedInGolf.com has more than 40 videos (DVDS) available with instructions to lock-in a straight ball flight alignment during the setup proceedings as well as how to center the clubface correctly behind the ball and align the shoulders squarely parallel with the target line during the setup proceedings.
Then it just becomes a matter of keeping your head steady and executing a simple golf swing. The result will be to watch your ball fly as straight-as-an-arrow directly to your target.
Ensure you receive instructions from a golf swing video that teaches you how to lock-in a square clubface alignment before rather than after you begin your swing.
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