Part of learning how to hit a golf ball straight is to ensure you have established a square club face at the completion of your set up routine.
When learning how to hit a golf ball straight, you also must understand that it is necessary to deliver a square club face to the ball at impact on a path that matches your shoulder line.
If you observe the position of the club shaft of tour players at the completion of their backswings you will notice their club shafts typically point to or hover directly over the tip end of their right shoulder.
This indicates a square clubface alignment and an on line swing path of the club face.
It means the golfer is positioned to produce some of the best straight golf shots of his or her life.
For example, if the golfer then swings the golf club downward to the ball from this point without manipulating the clubface in the process, the downswing will deliver a square clubface to the ball at impact on a path that matches the target line and produce a straight golf shot in the direction of the target.
Better yet, if you lock-in a square alignment and an on line swing path of your club face during your pre-swing routine and set up properly to your ball, you will be positioned to hit your ball as straight-as-an-arrow, directly to your target. This truly is the best golf method ever.
Once you lock-in a square alignment and an on line swing path of your clubface, all that remains is to assume a comfortable posture and stance to your ball, center the sweet spot of your clubface directly behind your ball and align your shoulders parallel with your target line.
From this point , it just becomes a matter of keeping your left heel planted, maintaining a steady head and executing a simple golf swing.
You will hit your ball straight as a laser beam, discounting wind conditions and elevation differences between your stance and your ball.
However, the question becomes:
HOW DO YOU DETERMINE WHETHER YOU HAVE ESTABLISHED
First, center the sweet spot of your clubface as near to the back of your ball as possible because this is where you want your club face to bottom-out during your down swing.
Next, keep your feet planted and steady your head. Also keep your shoulders and knees stabilized. Then hinge your wrists naturally without cupping or arching them. Keep your elbows steady and level without raising or lowering them.e the direction in which your club shaft is pointing.
If your club shaft is pointing to the outside of the tip-end of your right shoulder it will indicate an open clubface instead of a square one.If your clubface is pointing to or hovering over the inside of the tip-end of your right shoulder it will indicate a closed clubface instead of a square one.
However, if your club shaft is pointing to or hovering directly over the tip-end of your right shoul
Lastly, raise your forearms (and only your forearms) upward as far as they will go and then observder it will indicate a square club face.
Remember this: the appearance of your clubface during your setup routine does not necessarily indicate its true and effective alignment.
The only way to determine its true and effective alignment is to perform thegolf swing lessons instruction noted above or have someone observe the position of your club shaft in relation to the tip-end of your right shoulder at the completion of your backswing.
Learning how to hit a golf ball straight can best be achieved by locking-in a square club face during the set up proceedings and then delivering a square club face to the ball at impact.
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Copyright 2010 by Gordon Jackson- All Rights Reserved
Gordon Jackson is the founder of http://lockedingolf.com and the author of 12 golf instructional books, including How To Hit A Golf Ball As Straight-As-An-Arrow and Hit It Dead Straight.