What is the Golf Swing Path (Video)
What is the Golf Swing Path (Video)

So to fulfill your understanding of how the golf club should be swung at the golf ball, you really need to understand what a swing path is, what a swing path should be and how that affects what the golf ball does.

So the swing path is particularly talking about what the club head is doing as it's coming in towards the golf ball. What angle is it coming in at? What direction is it traveling at? It doesn’t necessarily refer to the angle what the club is, it refers to the angle that is traveling along. So here's my target line here. On the club on the ground here is pointing at my target in a distance. Now that would be described as the ball to target line. And any club that travels into that line and follows that club straight across the floor, we're going to say that's a straight swing path. It would describe as slightly in to square to in again and that would be a square or straight swing path.

Now the two of the variations away from that are going to be an inside to outside swing path or an outside to inside swing path. So we've got the club on the floor with the ball as the target line instead on the inside line that's on the outside line. So the club is on the inside here travelling through the outside or vice versa on the outside travelling through the inside.

Now, for you to determine which is your swing path probably one of the easiest ways to do this would be to set this club upon the practice ground. And then move the ball after the way and have a little practice swing. See if you can create a divot on the grass. It needs to be done on the grass it--once you're upon the driving range. See what that divot looks like then bring the ball back into play and do the same exercise again looking for the divot. Then stand behind the line, look down the line this way and you should be able to see which way your divots are travelling in relation to the club that was marking your ball as the target line.

And if you can look carefully the way the club is cut into the grass you might be able to determine whether your swing path was out-to-in, in-to-out, or pretty square, in-square and in again on a nice straight line. That should also help you understand how the ball is going to fly and how the ball is going to spin because your swing path has quite a big bearing on the direction at the ball roll start. And therefore, how it starts, how the club faces when it hits the ball--so what spin is created on the golf ball.

So whether you're drawing or fading the golf ball, slicing or hooking it even can have a big relationship and a big bearing on how your club path was travelling as it hit into the golf ball. So understanding swing path is really important to understanding how to hit the ball much straighter.

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So to fulfill your understanding of how the golf club should be swung at the golf ball, you really need to understand what a swing path is, what a swing path should be and how that affects what the golf ball does.

So the swing path is particularly talking about what the club head is doing as it's coming in towards the golf ball. What angle is it coming in at? What direction is it traveling at? It doesn’t necessarily refer to the angle what the club is, it refers to the angle that is traveling along. So here's my target line here. On the club on the ground here is pointing at my target in a distance. Now that would be described as the ball to target line. And any club that travels into that line and follows that club straight across the floor, we're going to say that's a straight swing path. It would describe as slightly in to square to in again and that would be a square or straight swing path.

Now the two of the variations away from that are going to be an inside to outside swing path or an outside to inside swing path. So we've got the club on the floor with the ball as the target line instead on the inside line that's on the outside line. So the club is on the inside here travelling through the outside or vice versa on the outside travelling through the inside.

Now, for you to determine which is your swing path probably one of the easiest ways to do this would be to set this club upon the practice ground. And then move the ball after the way and have a little practice swing. See if you can create a divot on the grass. It needs to be done on the grass it--once you're upon the driving range. See what that divot looks like then bring the ball back into play and do the same exercise again looking for the divot. Then stand behind the line, look down the line this way and you should be able to see which way your divots are travelling in relation to the club that was marking your ball as the target line.

And if you can look carefully the way the club is cut into the grass you might be able to determine whether your swing path was out-to-in, in-to-out, or pretty square, in-square and in again on a nice straight line. That should also help you understand how the ball is going to fly and how the ball is going to spin because your swing path has quite a big bearing on the direction at the ball roll start. And therefore, how it starts, how the club faces when it hits the ball--so what spin is created on the golf ball.

So whether you're drawing or fading the golf ball, slicing or hooking it even can have a big relationship and a big bearing on how your club path was travelling as it hit into the golf ball. So understanding swing path is really important to understanding how to hit the ball much straighter.