HOW TO HIT A GOLF BALL STRAIGHT: PERFECT THE SWOOSH SOUND DURING YOUR GOLF SWING

how to hit a golf ball straightIf you wish to learn how to hit a golf ball straight you should perfect the swoosh sound when swinging your golf club.

Perhaps you have seen golfers swing their clubs on different planes until they hear a swoosh sound.

They sense at the level of swing they hear the swoosh sound the club face is aligned squarely and the path of the club face is parallel with the shoulder line to hit the golf ball straight.

Then they use such level of swing as a reference when executing their actual swing.

That is to say, they try to swing at the same level during their actual swing, believing it will replicate the swoosh effect of their practice swing and, in turn, their ball will fly on a straight path directly to their target.

However, the only reliable means to perfect the swoosh sound and hit a straight golf shot is to lock-in a square alignment and an on line swing path of the club face during the setup routine.

Incidentally, when you lock-in a square alignment of your club face during your setup proceedings you correspondingly will lock-in an on line swing path of your club face.

When you have a square alignment and an on line swing path of your club face at the completion of your pre-swing proceedings, you likewise will have a locked-in straight ball flight alignment.

This means when you have a locked-in straight ball flight alignment during your setup routine and swing your club you will hear the swoosh sound at any and all levels of your golf swing.

When the swoosh sound is heard during the downswing, it will indicate your club face released perfectly during the impact zone of your swing to hit a golf ball as straight as straight-as-an-arrow.

If not locked-in in such manner, the alignment and swing path of your club face will change in response to any body movement between the time you grip your club and the completion of your setup routine.

Thus, if not locked-in in the manner described above, the level of swing at which the swoosh sound occurs during a practice swing will correspondingly change between the time you complete your grip and the time you complete your setup routine in response to any such body movement.

Therefore, if not locked-in, golfers who try to swing at the same level during their actual swing as during their practice swing when they experienced the swoosh sound will mishit their golf shots because of  the typical body movements after the grip is formed on the club.

Consequently, the only way that you can take advantage of the swoosh effect and hit a golf ball straight is to lock in a straight ball flight alignment during your setup routine.

When you lock-in a straight ball flight alignment, assume a comfortable stance and posture to your ball, center the sweet spot of your club face as near as possible to the back of your ball, align your shoulders parallel with your target line and execute a balanced golf swing, you will definitely experience how to hit a golf ball straight.

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Gordon Jackson, founder of Locked-in Golf Inc., author of Straight Shooting Golf and 11 other books on golf instruction, and who has written more extensively about golf mechanics then anyone in the history of the sport.