How to Check the Club Head for Signs of Swing Issues Golf Tips for Senior Golfers Video
What we are going to talk about here is this how to check the clubhead for signs of how you swung the golf club. Quite often, we don't really look what's the closest in front of our eyes, the evidence. So we can't see ourselves and what we can see is where the golf ball has hit the clubface. So you can imagine, if I am over the golf ball and I swing and the ball hits the toe of the club which is this part here, then what will happen, it will twist the clubface and the ball will go to the right. The ball comes out of the heel for right-handed of course, the ball will go to the left, so it was pretty straightforward.
But if you actually put some ghost tape on the clubface, great product, but by doing this, every time you hit a golf ball you see the dimples of where the ball was, so just in case you didn't feel where it came from, this way you can think, wow, and seeing is believing, isn't it. So all of a sudden, you think, right, I like that. But basically, the sweet spot is a position on the clubface, which is the size of a coin which is in the centre. And basically if the ball hit that spot, then there is no twist, there is no pulling it one way or the other way. And just to give you an idea, if you actually put the club in your finger and thumb and you take your finger here, you are just holding in your finger and thumb and you literally prop the club.
If I put it on the toe, it's twisting, if I put it on the heel, it's twisting, if I put it in the middle, there is no twisting whatsoever. So there is a very simple way there of actually finding where the sweet spot is in your clubface. You might say, well shouldn't it be in the middle, well, yeah it should be in the middle, but is it in the middle. This way, you can quite clearly, very quickly find out where that sweet spot is. So with a golf club, you can use to your advantage to see what evidence you have got. So that's the face and what about on the sole, well, the sole, when you are playing golf shots, sometimes you can see the lines of maybe a bit of a sand, a bit of grip where you hit the divot and you come across the ball.
So again, depending on the direction of where the lines are, you can actually think, well hang on a minute. If the lines are coming across, that means, I must have swung the club outside to in. So if the lines in the sole are coming this way, you have obviously gone out there and you have come across the line and vice versa. So with the clubface, you think wow, never thought about this. But all of sudden, we have got the clubface which can help us. We have got the sole, which can help us and from that, surely that's going to be a good thing, to have that evidence there, to have an evidence right in front of your eyes to say, right, I'm hitting the ball off the toe, I'm hitting the ball off the toe.
There may be, just maybe, you are standing too far away from the ball because if you are standing too far away from the ball, then obviously, as you came into it, the club would be pulled in and vice versa. So it's a very, very good way of checking what you might have been doing and eliminating problems. So the next time you go out, have a look at your clubface and just see what it's telling you.