What Does A Square Golf Club Face Mean And How Important Is It? (Video)
What Does A Square Golf Club Face Mean And How Important Is It? (Video)

Okay so the terminology, what does a square club face mean and how important is it? Well a square club face if you can imagine if the club face was actually aiming at the targets and we had ourselves setup that is a square club face. A club face which is at right angles to our setup to our actual alignment of the feet so, Imagine here going across here the club face is really nice, nice right angle that’s a square position, if the club face was that way so the toe is now falling back, that’s an open position, and then of course if we come the opposite way with the toe coming in it’s a close. So first of all that is a square club face, and how vital is it? Well if the club face is a square to start with never mind how it impacts how can you imagine or expect the ball to actually go in the journey that you actually want it to go on, so the club face being squared is absolutely vital, if that club face comes in closed, the ball is going to start to the left hand side, the club face comes back in open, the club is going to – it will hit the ball down the right hand side, so it’s absolutely vital.

So how do we actually get that club face in the starting blocks maybe, you’re saying to me looking down the camera saying, I know my club face is square when I start but I would say are you sure? And you might think of course, well here is a very simple way of actually making sure that that club face is on line, now remember the club face being square you get the best set up in the world the best posture, the best swing but if that face is a square that ball is not going to go where you want it to go, so let’s talk about how we get that club face squared how we align up, this is vital. When you set something behind the ball, what do you do, do you stand behind the ball, I bet you don’t do you, I bet you come one be honest. You get your club out the back a couple of practice swing, chat with your playing partner’s right, this sort of thing look familiar? There we go and you just drop into position, because that’s what you’ve done for those five years 10 years or like me 30 years. That’s what you’ve done so it’s a routine it’s a habit, but if I said to you stand behind the ball and then look at where you want to hit, start the chat with your mates if you want to, look at where you want to hit and pick a marker just in front of the ball which is on line for your target and I say to you how difficult is it then to put the club face down in line for that marker, and then setup, I bet you turn around and say well that’s easy, so why aren’t you doing it? If it’s that easy let’s make sure you put it into your game from the first time that you go out to hit a golf ball after looking up this video clip, because this is vital. So all of a sudden it’s here, and you know what’s going to make you really like that, when you put that club face down aligned for that ball I don’t want you to do this anymore, how many times have you locked up the target and then look back and then change your position. Yeah, most probably 95% of the time, but if you’ve actually stood behind the ball looked at something which is only that far in front of the ball in line, so the target is now here, why would you want to look up there at all we should only possibly put a seed of doubt into your mind because what you see here is obvious. And what you see there 200 yards away 100 yards away, with all of the distractions of the water and the wind, trees blowing over, can only mean one thing, alterations. So from now on we’ve got a new pre shot routine, and if you’re honest you’ll have a bit of a giggle thinking you know that guy was right with what he said that’s how I actually approached the ball, change the way that you approach and don’t have any seed of doubt coming in by looking down the target just look at the marker here, trust that setup and then from here trust your swing, back and through and trust that club face position, and if that club face was square as addressed the chances are it’s going to be coming back square at impact, there is no such thing as guarantee or this or the other, but if I go for this free shot routine what I can say is, the amount of bad shots that you hit going to the right or to the left will be greatly be reduced because now you’re aiming for something which is only that far away from you not that far away from you. Put it into practice you’ll see results very, very quickly.
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Okay so the terminology, what does a square club face mean and how important is it? Well a square club face if you can imagine if the club face was actually aiming at the targets and we had ourselves setup that is a square club face. A club face which is at right angles to our setup to our actual alignment of the feet so, Imagine here going across here the club face is really nice, nice right angle that’s a square position, if the club face was that way so the toe is now falling back, that’s an open position, and then of course if we come the opposite way with the toe coming in it’s a close. So first of all that is a square club face, and how vital is it? Well if the club face is a square to start with never mind how it impacts how can you imagine or expect the ball to actually go in the journey that you actually want it to go on, so the club face being squared is absolutely vital, if that club face comes in closed, the ball is going to start to the left hand side, the club face comes back in open, the club is going to – it will hit the ball down the right hand side, so it’s absolutely vital.

So how do we actually get that club face in the starting blocks maybe, you’re saying to me looking down the camera saying, I know my club face is square when I start but I would say are you sure? And you might think of course, well here is a very simple way of actually making sure that that club face is on line, now remember the club face being square you get the best set up in the world the best posture, the best swing but if that face is a square that ball is not going to go where you want it to go, so let’s talk about how we get that club face squared how we align up, this is vital. When you set something behind the ball, what do you do, do you stand behind the ball, I bet you don’t do you, I bet you come one be honest. You get your club out the back a couple of practice swing, chat with your playing partner’s right, this sort of thing look familiar? There we go and you just drop into position, because that’s what you’ve done for those five years 10 years or like me 30 years.

That’s what you’ve done so it’s a routine it’s a habit, but if I said to you stand behind the ball and then look at where you want to hit, start the chat with your mates if you want to, look at where you want to hit and pick a marker just in front of the ball which is on line for your target and I say to you how difficult is it then to put the club face down in line for that marker, and then setup, I bet you turn around and say well that’s easy, so why aren’t you doing it? If it’s that easy let’s make sure you put it into your game from the first time that you go out to hit a golf ball after looking up this video clip, because this is vital.

So all of a sudden it’s here, and you know what’s going to make you really like that, when you put that club face down aligned for that ball I don’t want you to do this anymore, how many times have you locked up the target and then look back and then change your position. Yeah, most probably 95% of the time, but if you’ve actually stood behind the ball looked at something which is only that far in front of the ball in line, so the target is now here, why would you want to look up there at all we should only possibly put a seed of doubt into your mind because what you see here is obvious. And what you see there 200 yards away 100 yards away, with all of the distractions of the water and the wind, trees blowing over, can only mean one thing, alterations.

So from now on we’ve got a new pre shot routine, and if you’re honest you’ll have a bit of a giggle thinking you know that guy was right with what he said that’s how I actually approached the ball, change the way that you approach and don’t have any seed of doubt coming in by looking down the target just look at the marker here, trust that setup and then from here trust your swing, back and through and trust that club face position, and if that club face was square as addressed the chances are it’s going to be coming back square at impact, there is no such thing as guarantee or this or the other, but if I go for this free shot routine what I can say is, the amount of bad shots that you hit going to the right or to the left will be greatly be reduced because now you’re aiming for something which is only that far away from you not that far away from you. Put it into practice you’ll see results very, very quickly.