Should My Golf Ball Always Fly Dead Straight? (Video)
Should My Golf Ball Always Fly Dead Straight? (Video)

Okay so should my golf ball always fly dead straight? Simple answer, no. Why? You tell me how many golfers when you go into the first tee that you played have hit the ball dead straight? Yeah you’re struggling aren’t you? How many of the world’s best players hit the ball dead straight? Well I’m struggling to name one, because the importance is, is not to hit the ball dead straight because that’s the hardest shot in the game of golf, it is to play to your strength. Some people will actually hit the ball from the left to the right through various factors and some people might hit the ball from the right to the left and it is important to play to your strength for your natural swing.

So if you are hitting the ball down the middle of a fairway and you think I’m going to change my swing and my set up now and aim straight down the middle and from this I’m going to swing that club back and hit the ball you know very, very well our bowlers if you hit the ball left to right it is now going to go more than likely into the rough or in the trees. But if you play to your strength, you will set up slightly to the left of the target and play the swing and maneuver that ball from left to right. And indeed this is where the best players in the world - this is what they do, they look at what they are faced with, they move the ball from left to right, if the trouble is on the left hand side or vice versa from right to left. What about the wind is blowing from the left to the right, if they hit the ball straight, the ball is just going to go over that to the very right hand side just for example. So sometimes the wind’s blowing from left to right they’ll manufacture a ball that comes against the wind, and you got to remember also not every hole in the golf course is straight, it might be a going straight down in the right turn, so they need to maneuver. So should you hit the ball dead straight all the time? No, not at all, play to your strengths, if you are a natural, fader of the ball or slicer which the ball goes from left to right then play with that unless you are going to go and have a course or lessons with your pro, stick to what your strengths are but hopefully you can see for the conditions and the and the things that we’ve mentioned is very important to be able to maneuver the ball and hitting a dead straight shot is really one that we wouldn’t encourage and is far too hard to find that out of the back.
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Okay so should my golf ball always fly dead straight? Simple answer, no. Why? You tell me how many golfers when you go into the first tee that you played have hit the ball dead straight? Yeah you’re struggling aren’t you? How many of the world’s best players hit the ball dead straight? Well I’m struggling to name one, because the importance is, is not to hit the ball dead straight because that’s the hardest shot in the game of golf, it is to play to your strength. Some people will actually hit the ball from the left to the right through various factors and some people might hit the ball from the right to the left and it is important to play to your strength for your natural swing.

So if you are hitting the ball down the middle of a fairway and you think I’m going to change my swing and my set up now and aim straight down the middle and from this I’m going to swing that club back and hit the ball you know very, very well our bowlers if you hit the ball left to right it is now going to go more than likely into the rough or in the trees. But if you play to your strength, you will set up slightly to the left of the target and play the swing and maneuver that ball from left to right. And indeed this is where the best players in the world - this is what they do, they look at what they are faced with, they move the ball from left to right, if the trouble is on the left hand side or vice versa from right to left. What about the wind is blowing from the left to the right, if they hit the ball straight, the ball is just going to go over that to the very right hand side just for example. So sometimes the wind’s blowing from left to right they’ll manufacture a ball that comes against the wind, and you got to remember also not every hole in the golf course is straight, it might be a going straight down in the right turn, so they need to maneuver. So should you hit the ball dead straight all the time? No, not at all, play to your strengths, if you are a natural, fader of the ball or slicer which the ball goes from left to right then play with that unless you are going to go and have a course or lessons with your pro, stick to what your strengths are but hopefully you can see for the conditions and the and the things that we’ve mentioned is very important to be able to maneuver the ball and hitting a dead straight shot is really one that we wouldn’t encourage and is far too hard to find that out of the back.