September 26, 2017

How To Hit The Golf Ball Straight: Perfect Your Takeaway

how to hit the golf ball straightWhen learning how to hit the golf ball straight, you should perfect your takeaway.

Specifically, you should take your club back in one piece when learning how to hit the golf ball straight. You also should ensure  the face of your club stays on your target line for the first one foot of your takeaway.

Assuming you lock your right-hand lifeline squarely and securely on your left thumb when gripping your club with an overlapping, interlocking or baseball style of grip and, you do not  thereafter unlock your right-hand lifeline from your left thumb, a straight-back club face for the first foot of your takeaway will square its alignment and position your club to hit straight golf shots.

This assumes also the sweet spot of your club face is centered as near as possible to the back of your ball at final address, in that this is the point you want the arc of your downswing to bottom-out. It likewise assumes you have aligned your shoulders and target lines parallel with each other at the completion of your set up proceedings.

Many golfers tend to jerk their club abruptly when beginning their takeaways instead of taking it back in a smooth and fluid manner.

Also, many beginning golfers as well as veterans begin their takeaways with only their hands without also turning their shoulders and hips in a synchronized  motion.

Even assuming you have established a square club face and an on line swing path at the completion of your set up routine to enable you to hit straight golf shots, if you jerk your club back during your takeaway with only you hands and arms without allowing your shoulders and hips to turn in unison, you are not likely to hit your ball on a straight path to your target.

Some golf swing instructions suggest you should push your hands forward in the form of a press to begin your takeaway, apparently as a means to relief tension when beginning your swing.

The problem with this golf method to begin the takeaway is such forward press action will change the alignment and swing path of the face of the club.

This means if you establish a square alignment and an on line swing path of your club face at the completion of your pre-swing routine to enable you to hit a straight golf ball, any such forward motion of the club at the beginning of the takeaway will change the alignment and swing path of the club.

Jack Nicklaus and many other great golfers habitually hovered their clubs slightly above the surface prior to beginning their takeaways. This obviously prevents the sole of the club face from getting hung up in the turf during the takeaway and, also,  keeps a golfer from being penalized if the ball moves during the the swing

However, the majority of golfers do not hover the sole of their club heads above the ball in such a  manner because they find it more difficult  to smoothly begin their takeaway.

Neither do most golfers waggle their clubs before beginning their takeaways, nowadays, in contrast to the past when most golfers did.

You will not necessarily change the alignment and path of your club  by hovering your club head slightly above the surface prior to beginning your takeaway. Neither will you change your the alignment and path of the face of your club by waggling your club at the beginning of you takeaway

These are personal choices, each of which may or may not improve your golf game.

The most significant thing regarding the takeaway is to ensure you establish a square alignment and an on line swing path of the face of your club  at the completion of your set up routine.

Then swing your club all in one piece for the first foot of your back swing when learning how to hit the golf ball straight.

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