Can Having A Square Clubface
At Address Really Matter?
Well, having a square clubface at address was not going to be today's blog post topic – but the fitting session I just finished was just too neat to not talk about!
I am working with a good golfer who had surgery 2 years ago and who is getting back into golf. We have been doing an hour-at-a-time fitting. Today was the second session.
Almost all of his shots have been a small push or a little slice to the right. We tested a number of different shafts, heads, lie angles, lengths. Just about every shot to the right.
This type of shot pattern usually results from a face-to-path difference often in the range of 6 degrees. For him, often path 4 degrees left, face 2 degrees right.
SO! – I wondered – could he actually be aiming his clubface to the right? We checked – and for HIM this was important. He did not realize he had his face open at address. Square face – smaller face to path difference at impact – straighter shots – more distance – almost immediately. Now he is going back to practice this and get it locked in – and we will be able to finish the fitting in our next session.
Little things, little things – how much they can matter never ceases to amaze me!
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