Understanding Your Ball Flight

When I am hitting balls or playing a round of golf, I am always asking myself….why did the ball do what it did? Why did it slice? Why did I pull it? That one went straight but right…why?

I have seen this picture at golf schools and found it on the web and I think it is a good tool for us to use as we try to improve our swing. In essence, the clubface determines the direction of the ball, as does the swing path. The combination of swing path and clubface will determine where your ball ultimately lands.

We can talk more about the different issues and ball flights as our discussion unfolds, but I thought I would post this diagram because it is an excellent starting point to understanding why the ball is flying in a certain way.

golf-ball-pattern




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