Square Your Clubface

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Square Your Clubface
Category: Impact
Sub-Category: Hands, Slice

Video Transcript

Video Golf Tip | Square Your Clubface

For this tip we have a red line on the ground, down the target line, a red line on the center of the face of my 9-iron from top to bottom, and we have a thick rectangular red line covering the bottom grooves of my 7-iron. What does it all mean? Well it is to help you aim better. One of the four pre-swing basics in golf is alignment. Not only do we align our bodies parallel to the target line but we try to aim the clubface down that same target line. So the big red line on the ground represents my target line and I will start with my 9-iron. I have drawn a vertical line on that 9-iron and I am going to place it on the target line so that you can see what square actually looks like. You can try this yourself as it is perfectly legal to do this for practice to have that line on there. So the square clubface at address comes through my hands as that controls the face. Now I am going to switch to my 7-iron and you can see that the rectangular red line fits perfectly behind the target red line. The idea here is that when I put my club behind the ball I now want my face to be perpendicular to that line and from there I would then spread my feet to take my stance. I can look down the line and when that club returns to impact on the downswing ideally it would merge with the red target line and look right down the target line. Don’t be afraid to take a marker and mark some of your golf clubs up so that you can see what you are trying to do. Most slicers start with the clubface closed at address and the do not see it. Then they say it’s closed, that should not make it slice. Well what happens is since the clubface is closed your brain tries to fix it and when it does then the ball curves to the right. So if we can get you to set the club up squarely the chances of it returning back to square are enhanced tremendously, thus allowing you to hit a straighter shot. Use lines, learn how, and have fun with it.

About the Instructor
John Elliott, Jr.
John Elliott, Jr.
St. Andrews Golf & Country Club
3N441 Route 59
West Chicago, IL 60185
Tel: 630-231-3160

John Elliott, Jr., is listed as one of Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers and Golf Digest's #39 instructor in the world. He is the head professional at the Country Club of Ocala in Ocala, Florida.


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