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#1 Birdie007

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Posted 11 August 2016 - 08:37 AM

Hi, I'm trying to get my head around this article on drawing the ball from Sean foley.

He states that the club face needs to be open in relation to target line and the path even more open in relation to the target line. If you were to swing on the path line wouldn't the club face mirror this as I was told the club face is dictated by the hands.


Thanks for any clarification


http://www.golfdiges...law-of-the-draw
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#2 Itchy4Scratch

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Posted 11 August 2016 - 09:36 AM

Hi, I'm trying to get my head around this article on drawing the ball from Sean foley.

He states that the club face needs to be open in relation to target line and the path even more open in relation to the target line. If you were to swing on the path line wouldn't the club face mirror this as I was told the club face is dictated by the hands.


Thanks for any clarification


http://www.golfdiges...law-of-the-draw

To draw the ball the club face needs to be open to the target line but closed in relation to the swing path. 

Say, for example, your swing path is 5deg in to out. If you have the club face 2deg open at impact, the face is 3 degrees closed compared to the swing path which is why you get a draw. The ball starts to the right of the target line and will draw back to the target line. 
 



#3 Old Poppy

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Posted 11 August 2016 - 09:45 AM

Read up on the D plane which explains it.
http://mytrackman.co...g-the-d---plane

Of course this theory doesn't cover a fast rotating
Clubface through impact where the toe OS travelling several mph faster than the heel (or vice versa) or on off centre strikes that turn the clubface on collision with the ball.

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Posted 11 August 2016 - 10:09 AM

He is saying that because of where you want the ball to finish

You get a draw when the face is closed relative to the path. To get a draw that finishes on target the ball would have to start to the right of the target (for a righty) and draw back. To do that the face would have to be pointing right at impact because the starting direction is mostly due to face. Then to get the he draw the path has to be even more to the right than the face is pointing.
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Posted 11 August 2016 - 10:18 AM

The reason I ask the question is I often will set up like this and get a nice draw starting down right side but every now and then it will go straight right with no draw. I am not sure what I am doing differently in the two swings.

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Posted 11 August 2016 - 10:54 AM

Your path angle is the same as your face angle in the second situation so you don't get any side spin

So basically your swing path isn't as in to out
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Posted 11 August 2016 - 11:27 AM

The reason I ask the question is I often will set up like this and get a nice draw starting down right side but every now and then it will go straight right with no draw. I am not sure what I am doing differently in the two swings.

My guess is that the strike is towards the toe compounded by a flip release (which opens the face at impact through the elbows separating) resulting in the face being open to the path.




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