September 26, 2017

How To Hit The Golf Ball Straight: Take The Club Face Straight Back On The Target Line

how to hit the golf ball straight.One way to learn how to hit the golf ball straight is to swing your club face straight back on your target line for at least a foot during your takeaway.

The reason why this is one  of the  best ways to learn how to hit the golf ball straight is that it  will cause your club face to rotate to a square alignment.

Rarely is the club face squarely aligned at the beginning of the back swing. More likely, it will be in a slice, hook, push or pull, or worse, in a push-slice or pull-hook alignment. Such an alignment will not produce straight golf shots.

Few instructors understand or acknowledge what I refer to as the “Vardon Curse.”

The  ”Vardon Curse”  refers to the fact that the instant you grip a golf club with either an original Vardon overlapping, a modified Vardon overlapping, a traditional interlocking or a regular baseball style of grip, a slice ball flight alignment will occur.

However, this slice ball flight alignment that occurs the instant you assume a conventional style of grip on a club is not locked-in. This means any body  movement after a conventional grip is formed on a  club will rotate the club face to a different ball flight alignment.

By the time a typical golfer is through moving various body parts during the set up routine, the  ball flight alignment could be that of a hook, push, pull, push-slice, pull-hook or even a more more pronounced slice. Rarely, if ever, would the club face rotate to a square alignment due to various body movements during the set up proceedings.

Although my preferred way to rotate the club face to a square alignment, and then lock-in such a square alignment, is to perform one of the techniques that are available  in books, Special Reports and DVD’s at http://lockedingolf.com. there are other means to rotate the club gace to a square alignment.

My second most preferred way to rotate the club face to a square alignment is to swing the club face straight back on the target line for at least a foot during the takeaway of the club, as mentioned above.

Theoretically, these golf swing instructions will rotate the club face from a slice, hook, push, pull, push-slice or pull-hook to a straight ball flight alignment during this one-foot movement of the club face.

From this point of the takeaway it is important to keep a steady spine angle for the remainder of the back swing and then allow the club face  reflexively to return to the ball. The club face should contact the ball squarely on a path that matches the target line and cause the ball to fly  on a straight path toward the target.

You obviously must have your shoulders aligned parallel with your target line at the completion of your set up routine for this golf method to work.

You also must allow the club face to design its own path (plane) once the it is swung straight back from the ball for one foot. If you attempt to keep your club face on the target line past the one- foot point,  the club face could rotate to some other ball flight alignmnet and cause you to mishit your golf shot.

Try swinging your club face straight back on your target line for one foot during your takeaway and then maintain your spine angle for the remainder of the swing when learning how to hit the golf ball straight.

Then observe how it will improve your game and lower your handicap.

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