September 23, 2014

HOW TO HIT A STRAIGHT GOLF BALL: CHECK THE POSITION OF YOUR CLUB SHAFT DURING YOUR GOLF SWING

how to hit a straight golf ballOne way to learn how to hit a straight golf ball is to check the position of your club shaft when it is parallel with the ground during your back swing.

Another important discipline to apply when learning how to hit a straight golf ball is to check the position of your club shaft at the completion of your back swing. This definitely will improve your golf game.

A recent article discusses how the club shaft should be positioned when it is parallel with the ground during the back swing. The article also discusses in which position the club shaft should be at the completion of the back swing.

Here is a portion of the artcle that addresses these two check points:

“The first key is to swing on plane. There are two checkpoints that are critical to doing this well. The first part is in your takeaway, when your club is parallel to the ground, it should also be parallel to your target line and your clubhead should be right in line with your hands. This tends to naturally happen when your arms stay connected to your chest and your arms and upper body work together in a one-piece motion. From this position you want to then finish swinging and turning to the top of your golf swing. You want to feel like you swing your club up over your right shoulder so that you are on plane at the top of your swing. Your club should also be pointing parallel with your target line at this transition point.” Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/6850425.

In terms of the first checkpoint, if the club shaft has been swung to the inside of  a parallel position with the target line when it is parallel to the ground during your back swing, you are primed to either slice or pull your golf shot.

On the other hand, if the club shaft has been swung to the outside of a paralllel position with the target line when it is parallel to the ground during the back swing, you are primed to either hook or push your golf shot.

As the article implies, if your club shaft is parallel with the target when it has been swung to a parallel position with the ground during your golf swing, you are primed to hit a straight golf shot.

The other checkpoint mentioned in the article is equally valid.

If your club shaft is parallel with your target line at the point it is parallel with the ground at the completion of your back swing, you are primed to deliver a square club face to your ball on a path that matches your target line to hit your ball straight.

Checking both points of your back swing is an excellent golf method to determine if you are primed to hit the ball straight.

When learning how to hit a straight golf ball, be sure to check your club shaft at these two point in your back swing.

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