How often do you hit a perfectly straight shot? If you are like most golfers you aim up the middle of the fairway and often miss it. Why not understand your normal ball flight (draw or fade) and use it to your advantage. That way you can hit more fairways and greens. Why not take the guess work out of your ball flight?
Even if you don’t have a consistent ball flight you should create one. Pros tend to swing from the inside to create a draw for more distance. If you find it difficult to create a draw, you should move your trailing foot back an inch or two off the line which is parallel with your target line. Your ball should also be in line with your leading heal to ensure that you connect as your club is swinging from inside to out.
There are 3 reasons why balls don’t like to go straight:
- You swing a golf club in an arc. If you are not impacting as you swing through the bottom of the arc and up the target line, you are headed for somewhere other than straight.
- Your clubs have different lofts and shaft lengths. Any miscalculation in the bend of your waist or position of your feet will send your ball into Never, Never Land.
- The ground is rarely level. This is another angle which you need to factor into your setup and swing. Even the teeing areas can have side slopes which you should try to avoid as you setup your drive.
Why not take the doubt out of your swing and plan to control the direction of your club at impact. A draw, fade, push or pull may all give you a problem result if you start by swinging directly at your target. Wouldn’t it be better to understand your swing and choose to execute the shot that would give you the highest probability of landing on the fairway or green? The pros plan for this and you should too.
Your brain causes you to setup for each shot based on your past experience and all of the clutter that you have learned over the years playing golf. You can’t afford to let this affect your next shot.
TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR GAME
Sort out if you get more distance with your draw or fade. Set a plan to shape your shot with each club and shape of the ground. This routine requires swing skills that you acquire by reading golf swing tips, by taking golf lessons, by practicing with your GOLFSTR+ and by arriving at the first tee relaxed, stretched out and warmed up.
Most important you need to take control of your game and decide on your ball flight (draw or fade) before your swing. Jack Nicklaus visualized the shape of each shot before he stepped up to the ball. You can do it too!