Understanding What Makes your Golf Ball Curve

By Tim Cusick

Understanding What Makes your Golf Ball Curve

Why Does the Golf Ball Curve After I Hit It?

As a golfer it is important for you to understand why the ball curves the way it does. When you have a club that has more loft on it you hit a little bit more down and into the ground and that creates backswing. The ball tends to fly straighter when you have more lofted club in your hand. When you have a straighter faced club in your hands, such as a driver, you have more potential for side spin. Side spin makes the ball curve more to the right or more to the left.

Golf Club Loft Can Affect Your Shot Curve

What confuses a golfer is that he stands on the first tee with his driver and he slices the ball into the right rough and he steps up with his 9-iron and pulls the ball left of the green. He thinks that he is hitting the ball everywhere when in fact it is just loft, or lack of loft, that made the ball curve or not curve. So remember, when your ball is curving pay attention to the loft of the club that you have and that will lead you to a reason why that golf ball might be curving or not curving.

Category: Bad Lies
Sub-Category: Hands, Pull Shots, Slice, Backswing

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