- To learn
the effects of different swingpaths.
to inside swingpath will cause a slice (or a shot pulled left if the
clubface is closed). An inside to square swingpath is desirable for
straight shots and consistency. An inside to outside swingpath will
encourage a hook.
recognize the type of swingpath you currently have.
the type of swingpath you currently have is the key to understanding your
shots. You need to recognize the type of shots that each swingpath
produces to effectively analyze your swing. Watch the shape of your shots
(the way the shots curve). Examine the depth and direction of your divots
to further help you understand your swingpath. Identify whether you swing
from the inside to outside or the outside to the inside.
understand how clubface position and swingpath work together.
swingpath dictates the starting direction of the ball. The clubface
position (open, square, or closed to the target line) is the major
influence on the flight of the ball. Clubface position can make the ball
slice (curve to the right), go straight or hook (curve to the left.)
Swingpath and clubface are closely interrelated. Try some slow motion
swings to see how the clubface position can be affected by your grip
and/or your swingpath.
Do take some time and
watch golfers practice. Stand behind them, at a safe distance, and watch
their swingpath, divot direction, and note the various types of shots