September Golf Tip
Use your ball flight to help self-correct
Whenever you visit the practice range, or if out playing a round, make a point of noticing the shape of every shot that you hit. Watching the ball flight gives you instant feedback about the swing you’ve just made – particularly the club face angle and often your swing path as well. The charts to the right show the “old” swing path rules (top) and the “new” swing path rules (bottom). The thought behind the “old” laws was that swing path was the major influence on ball direction, while path does have an influence on ball flight and direction, it has been proven with the “new” ball flight laws that the ball will start off approximately 85% in the direction of the clubfaces orientation relative to the club head path. So the next time you are out playing or at the range and things are not going your way, just remember that the direction of the golf ball is determined by two things, club path (15%) and face angle (85%). With this knowledge and a little observance of the flight of your golf ball you will have a head start on self-correcting!
Yours in golf,
Cabe JonesHead Golf Professional