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When Should I Open The Face Of My Golf Pitch ShotsThere are times on the golf course where you need to alter the way you position the club face at address. By opening the club face you are adding more loft to the face which helps you to be able to hit higher, softer landing golf shots.




So when do you need to open the club face when out on the course? Most of the time, you are required to open the club face when you are faced with an obstacle, such as a bunker, to hit the ball over or you dont have much green to work with. By opening the club face, you are adding extra loft to the club. This extra loft allows you to elevate the ball much quicker and land the ball softer.

When you open the club face, you need to lower the handle a hair to counteract the rightward aim of the club face. By opening the club face, you are also increasing the amount of bounce on the sole of the wedge. When the club contacts the ground, the added bounce stops the club from digging into the turf. Opening the club face when playing a shot off a really firm, tight lie can be difficult to get right as the club will sometimes bounce off the turf just before impact and result in a shot thinned through the green.

Experiment on the chipping area how opening the club face affects the trajectory of the ball and also get a feel of how you have to swing the club to hit the ball the desired distance to get the ball close to your intended target.

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There is a formula for creating a high spinning shot. You need clean, fresh grooves, a clean lie and the use of a premium quality golf ball. These elements will allow you to create some friction which increases the spin rate on the ball. If you really open the face, the ball actually spins less as the friction is reduced and the ball pops up off the loft.

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By opening the club face, you are exposing more bounce on the sole of the wedge. If you take your wedge and place it on hard flooring and open the face, notice how the leading edge of the wedge becomes raised up off the ground. When playing from hard ground it is difficult to slide the club under the ball without the club bouncing and thinning the ball through the green.

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To hit the shots required on the course to land the ball close when you end up in a tricky spot, you need to alter the way you position the club. You have to sometimes change your aim with both your stance and club face. In order to hit those high flops, you need to add lots of loft to the club face. In order to add this loft, you need to open the club face so you can elevate the ball higher and land it softer.