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PROBLEM: Clubface is open at impact, causing the ball to 
curve to the right.

This is one of the biggest problems for the average golfer.  That’s why 
there are a lot of tips.

Here are some solutions.

Check you grip to make sure the Vs in both hands are pointing toward 
your right shoulder.  

If this doesn’t work, try strengthening your grip by gradually rotating both 
hands to the right.

Check you stance to make sure that your feet, knees, hips and shoulders 
are parallel to your target line.

During the downswing, try to keep the club head along the target line a few 
feet before and after impact.

Concentrate on leading the club into the impact area with a straight left 
arm and rotate the arm to the left before impact.

Line up ball on the heel of club at address to promote an inside-out 
swing path.

Use a strong grip, light grip pressure and relaxed forearms. This helps 
square the clubface at impact.

Grip club in fingers.

Take club straight back on backswing, and change the swing plane to 
inside-out on downswing.

To get proper swing feel, pretend that an elastic cord connects your right 
elbow to your right hip and your left elbow to your left hip.

On takeaway through downswing, keep your left wrist straight and your 
right wrist cupped.

Don’t let your body get ahead of your arms and hands on downswing. Try 
to hold your body back.

Square shoulder alignment is critical.  On downswing,
pull down with both arms, as if you’re ringing a bell.

Flatten swing plane.

Transfer weight from top of swing diagonally toward right of target, while 
letting right elbow come down.

Keep back towards target longer and delay hip turn on downswing to avoid 
outside-in swing path.

Practice hitting the ball with back to target to get proper feel.

On downswing, swing with arms and hands, not shoulders and body.

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Written by Sir Old Golfer

January 27, 2009 at 11:55 am

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