September 26, 2017

Golf Swing Instructions: Beware Of Foot Movements After Gripping Your Club

best golf swing instructionsIn terms of golf swing instructions you should be aware of any foot movements after gripping your club. More specifically, in terms of golf swing instructions you should become aware of what occurs to the alignment and path of your club face  foot in response to any foot movement after gripping your club.

This is particularly the case if you want to drive your golf ball straight.

I was at a practice facility while on vacation recently observing the swings of several golfers. One of those practicing caught my attention right away.

He gripped his club while his club face was centered several inches behind his ball. He would then move his stance in some weird way and  commence his golf swing. He would push slice almost every golf shot.

Had I been his instructor, I would have shared with him the following golf swing tips.

First, I would have informed him that the instant you grip a golf club with either an overlapping, interlocking or baseball style of grip, your club face will rotate to an open alignment. Also, your club face will rotate to an out-to-in swing path.

However, the alignment and path of your club face are not locked-in in this manner because they will rotate to another alignment and path in response to any body movement after assuming a conventional grip.

This precisely was what this gentleman was experiencing that day on the practice range. He had his club face too far behind his ball when he gripped his club.

Even had he established a square club face at that point, it would not have been square at the point of impact, assuming he executed a non-manipulative golf swing. By the time of contact, the club face would have rotated to some other alignment and path.

However, he was compounding his problem by moving his feet after assuming his grip.

The second golf lesson I would have shared with him is that it is best to center the sweet spot of your club face as near to the back of your ball as possible at final address. This is the point you want the sole of your club face to bottom out if you want to have a chance of hitting a straight golf shot.

Thirdly, I would have advised him to lock-in a straight golf ball flight alignment, then center his golf ball directly behind his ball and align his shoulders parallel with his target line to complete his set up proceedings.

Since a simple golf swing would then fly his ball on a straight path, this would be the best golf swing instruction of all.

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  1. Setting your grip and stance late in the approach makes sense. Once you set up to the ball, take your grip and stance square to the target line and lock it down, not giving it a chance to misalign before you begin your swing. Commit and hit.