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The Ball Flight Laws
« on: July 30, 2009, 02:46:56 PM »
The Ball Flight Laws
To have good control of your ball you need to understand the Ball Flight Laws and to learn the effects of different swing paths and clubface angles.
An outside to inside swing path will cause a slice (or a shot pulled left if the clubface is closed).  An inside to square swing path is desirable for straight shots and consistency. An inside to outside swing path will encourage a hook.
To recognize the type of swing path you currently have. Knowing the
type of swing path you currently have is the key to understanding your shots. You need to recognize the type of shots that each swing path produces to effectively analyze your swing. Watch the shape of your shots (the way the shots curve). Examine the depth and direction of your divots to further help you understand your swing path. Identify whether you swing from the inside to outside or the outside to the inside.
To understand how clubface position and swing path work together. Your swing path dictates the starting direction of the ball. The clubface position (open, square, or closed to the target line) is the major influence on the flight of the ball. Clubface position can make the ball slice (curve to the right), go straight or hook (curve to the
left.) Swing path and clubface are closely interrelated. Try some slow
motion swings to see how the clubface position can be affected by
your grip and or your swing path.
Take some time and watch golfers practice. Stand behind them, at a
safe distance, and watch their swing path, divot direction, and note
the various types of shots produced.

The pdf attached will help a lot

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