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Impact: How To Square the Clubface
By Paul Wilson | on May 10, 2012 | 5 Comments |
Tags: golf swing impactHow to Square the ClubfaceImpact
Paul Wilson is the creator of Swing Machine Golf and founder of Ignition Golf. Paul's golf swing technique is based on the Iron Byron swing machine. YouTube Channels: Paul Wilson Golf and Ignition Golf Tips. Please Join me on Google+
5 Responses to “Impact: How To Square the Clubface”
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October 16, 2013AndrewMah
Thanks for the tip and help as always. The majority of my balls are slight pulls, which suggests squaring the club face is usually ok for me. However, I have one hole on my golf course, where the fairway & tee box is shaped so you are playing, and there is a massive water trap on the right. This hole, has become an issue for me, with many balls ending in the water. At impact I can actually feel my club face is open, and I end up rigidly stabbing at the ball. I know that by applying the touch the knees, and touch the head, the forced follow through forces you to release the ball accordingly. However, as this hole has become a ‘nemesis’ hole, 50% of the time, I will put it in the water, and not swing it freely. I know that by incorporating all your swing fundamentals, and working on all the right positions will result in hitting the perfect shots.
When I walk up to this shot, i remind myself of touching the knees/touch the head and in addition, i try and get my belly button pointing left of the target to encourage use of my body. However, I still often mess this up and hit it right and into the water, without a proper release.
However, knowing that I have the propensity to get tense over this hole, is your advice , that this is the perfect time to be rolling your wrist excessive now?
October 16, 2013Paul Wilson
You are hitting this shot right because you are trying to see the result before you have done it. In coming out of it you are delaying the release. I would be rolling the wrists a bunch of times before hitting this tee shot. This will get the wrists loosened up. Then swing a little easier and make sure you are watching the ball as you hit the ball.
After you swing through if your ball goes right I guarantee you are standing straight up and down. Even good players do this that is why you should never be on the right side of the fairway from hole 14 onward in a PGA Tour event. If you do it is highly likely you will get hit in the head with a ball. With pressure and going at it full force even the best players in the world come out of it. You are coming out of it because the whole has got you thinking whether or not you are going to hit the ball into he water or not.
You need this angle when you are into the follow through position:
Spine Angle Follow Through: https://ignitiongolf.com/follow-through-eyes-tilted
So slow down, roll the wrists a few times then do your swing making sure you watch the ball as you hit the ball. If so, you will no longer hit it into the water.
February 27, 2015Jimbo
I bought your book a few days ago and have a question about initial club position during the set up. I’m buried in snow in the Northeast here, but am fortunate enough to have simulators where I live and my general ball flight with irons according to them is a push fade/slice. Meanwhile the flight with my woods is generally pretty straight.
My irons have a slight offset, where my woods don’t. My question is, where would the irons be pointing in your initial set up (11,12,1 o’clock)? Any other advice you have about eliminating the push would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for the help and all the tips you post. They are very simple, easy to understand and apply to my practice swings at home.
February 28, 2015Paul Wilson
Glad you like the tips and thank you for purchasing my products.
The face with irons would be at 12 o’clock. The grip end would be a little left of 6 o’clock if the ball was 12. So hands slightly ahead. I really don’t like offset clubs. Funny but they offset clubs to make people hit them straighter yet you are pushing/push fading them. I get the feeling your hands are too far ahead opening the face. You may also be trying to hit down or holding your lag angle too long. All of these things are killers.
So set up with your hands slightly left of your belt buckle.
Next, you need to loose the wrists to get the face squaring. You can do the drill below. Don’t go crazy with it. Just do it to unlock. You will hit some pulls or pull hooks but that is telling you that they are unlocked.
DRILL: 3 Ways To Roll It Over: https://ignitiongolf.com/3-ways-to-roll/
DRILL: Smooth Wrist Release: https://ignitiongolf.com/smooth-wrist-release/
Next, if you are pushing it you are sliding. You need to turn more:
How To Cure Pushes and Push Fades: https://ignitiongolf.com/cure-pushes-push-fades/
You really need to be working on my touch the legs position:
Legs Touching: https://ignitiongolf.com/touch-knees
Exactly How To Do Touch The Legs Position: https://ignitiongolf.com/how-to-touch-the-legs-position/
It’s a Turn Not A Jump: https://ignitiongolf.com/turn-not-jump/
Lean On Club to Touch Legs: https://ignitiongolf.com/drill-lean-on-club
It’s Like A Throwing Motion: https://ignitiongolf.com/like-throwing-motion/
February 28, 2015Jimbo
Thank you for taking the time to answer my question, Paul. I’ll be sure to favorite these tips and use them while I practice.