Do you wish you could see your golf swing? Everyone can learn how to “see” their own swing by learning how to analyze their ball flight.
We’ve all gotten feedback on the course from our friends about what we can fix with our swing; however your best bet is to learn how to give yourself feedback. So how do you “see” your own swing? Take a close look at your ball flight. Your ball flight is a direst result of your swing path and your face position at time of impact, two crucial aspects that dictate the direction your ball travels.
Swing path is the direction the club moves from the top of you back swing down through impact. Your swing path determines what direction your ball begins. (I.e. push, pull, straight) There are three different swing paths you could be using. Use the definitions and tendency’s below to figure out which one applies to your golf swing:
* Outside to Inside — the club is moving from right to left during the downswing, towards your body. Pulled shots are common.
* Inside to Outside — the club moves from left to right during the downswing, away from your body. Pushed or blocked shots are common.
* Inside to Inside — the ideal swing path for all golfers. Good shots are normal.
Face angle at impact is the direction the club head is pointing when you strike the golf ball. Face angle determines curvature while the ball is in the air. (i.e. slice, hook, straight) There are three face angles that can vary in degree.
* Open — Club face is pointing to the right of your target at impact. Slices are not common they are inevitable.
* Closed — Club face is pointing to the left of your target at impact. Fore left.
* Square — Club face is pointing directly at you target. Your ball will fly long and straight.
If you are struggling with your swing path and/or face angle, work on learning the opposite move and then work your way back to the ideal flight. For example if you hit a pull-slice, learn to hit a push-hook. Work on perfecting your face angle at impact and your swing path to consistently hit accurate golf shots.