If the club face is impacting the ball and is not square or pointed towards the target, it can only be done so with a corresponding none square swing path.
The ideal golf swing is a downward descent, slightly de-lofting the club face to help increase backspin that uncocks the wrists at impact to take advantage of releasing all of the club head speed into the ball.
Club Face Check - the halfway stage
At the halfway stage of the backswing the club face will be vertical if no wrist rolling has taken place.
Clockwise roll will place the club face "open" at this stage.
club face The side of the clubhead with grooves that makes contact with the ball.
clubhead The portion of the golf club that makes contact with the ball.
Club Face: The front, lofted part of a club’s head that makes contact with the ball.
The impact area of the club head, normally grooved to give spin to the ball.
Casual Water ...
Club Face Grooves - Even a golf professional would struggle to generate back spin using a wedge that had dirty, or worn grooves. Be sure the grooves on the clubface are clean. Consider replacing your wedge or having it re-grooved if it is worn.
That part of the club head which comes into direct contact with the ball.
Club Head ...
A club face that measures higher than average from the sole of the club to the crown. This is a relative measure; no specific measurement dimension is applied to the term deep face.
The club face is not square at impact! It needs to be square at separation. Be cautious of this authors tips.
RE: Impact ...
As the club face is turned away slightly in the address it should be turned away still more as the club is drawn back, and this turning should continue as far as you can to the top of the swing.
When the club face meets the ball, it sits on it for a tiny amount of time, and we can call that "from the Impact point to Separation Point".
Set your club face square to the ball, as you would if you planned to hit a straight shot.
shut club face: As closed; clubface pointing to the left of target.
sink: To hole a putt.
skins: Betting game where the lowest score on a hole wins the collection. This could be money or points.
3...Imagine the club face is pointing at 12 o'clock and your belt buckle is pointing at 3 o'clock. Now turn your whole body until your belt buckle is pointing at 2 o'clock (open stance).
Club face - area where golf ball is to be struck
Club head - The hitting area of the club.
Clubhouse - The building on the course housing the locker rooms, pro shop, etc.
The part of the club face nearest the shaft.
The part of the green above the hole on a sloping green.
When opening the club face at the address position, the back portion of the bottom of the clubhead will tend to bounce off the sand (rather than having a digging effect).
The angle of the club face dominates the equation.
Dang! (sound of palm smacking forehead) All that time I spent working on the swing, I was working on just about everything but the angle of the clubface! ...
Certain finishes on a club face (e.g., milling, brass-blasting) can also increase backspin. Balance Point The point where a shaft’s weight is evenly distributed in both directions when rested on a single point.
If you chase the ball with your body you'd better have good feel for the club face. 2.
Flyer - A shot that travels further than usual, normally caused by wet grass getting between the club face and the ball
Fore - A golfer's warning that cry when someone may be struck by a ball ...
A good golf club lie angle creates a larger sweetspot - the portion of the club face where you can hit the ball well - and therefore the iron or wood is more forgiving. Ergo: you can make more distance. No, I'm not going to be too technical.
The number-one fundamental for proper direction is having the club face square at impact. As I mentioned in the grip section, your grip pressure is crucial to maintain the same pressure throughout the stroke.
To control the clubface via the left hand it must be trained to execute whatever action you want the club face to do.
3. Close and Layback
Each of these motions produce different trajectories but all give straight away flight.
The importance of the grip lies in the fact that it can help you control the position of the club face.
Steve Loesher: Two things to look for: whether you grip is correct because the club face is definitely open at impact. That's because you are holding on to the club too tight or your grip position (hands on the club) is weak.
Your club face should represent the outer rail and your stance should represent the inner rail. Walk in and set your club face on your target line, then build your stance on the inner "rail". Use this to align yourself on every shot.
Gear Effect - The gear effect was found accidentally around 1850 in an effort to protect the club face from the impact of striking hard Gutta balls (see "Golf Balls" for more details).
The greater the loft of the club face, the more dramatic the misdirection will be.
On the Screws: An expression which refers to the ball being struck squarely and in the center of the club face or on the sweet spot.
Grooves: Cut into club face to help impart spin in V or U shape with a maximum width of .035in.
Gross Score: The actual number of strokes taken by a player for hole or round before the player's handicap is deducted.
Hooded Club - Turning the club face slightly inward in order to hook the ball or prevent a slice.
Hook - To induce topspin onto the ball causing it to move from inside to outside on your swing. Opposite a slice.
See also: Face, Swing, Golf, Hit, Head