Straight Golf Shots: How To Offset Your Club Face To Hit Your Golf Ball Straight

One way to hit straight golf shots is to offset your club face one-half inch behind your ball at final address.

However, in order to hit straight golf shots using this golf method, you must first assume a comfortable posture and stance to your ball and then align your shoulders parallel with your target line—the imaginary line running from your ball back to and though your ball.

Once you have assumed a comfortable stance and posture to your ball and have aligned your shoulders parallel with your target line , the final step in the procedure is to center the sweet spot of your club face one-half inch behind your ball and then assume either an overlapping, interlocking or baseball style of grip.

You must complete your grip by locking (docking) the lifeline of your right hand squarely and securely on your left thumb.

Once you have completed your grip you cannot thereafter unlock the lifeline of your right hand from your left thumb in any way. It must remain firmly connected to your left thumb.

In addition, once you have completed your grip, you cannot thereafter move your feet or change your stance in any manner.

If you do you will change the alignment and path of your club face in relation to the ball and the target and mishit your golf shot.

However, once you complete your grip, you may move the sweet spot of your club face to the back of your ball inasmuch as this is the spot you want your club face to bottom out during your downswing to hit straight golf shots.

Irrespective, at this point you must keep your left heel planted, maintain eye contact with your ball and execute a  regular golf swing without any intentional or inadvertent manipulation of your club to reroute the alignment and path of your club face.

The impact position of your club face should replicate its address position and you should hit your golf ball straight to your target.

Although some golfers ground the face of their clubs about one-half inch behind their golf ball during their set up proceedings, they nonetheless mishit their golf shots because they adjust their stance or unlock the lifeline of their right hand from their left thumb after completing their grip.

Neither is allowed if you wish to use this technique to hit straight golf shots.

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Copyright © 2012 by Gordon Jackson…all rights reserved.

About The Author: Gordon Jackson is the founder of http://lockedingolf.com and the author of 12 golf books, including How To Hit A Golf Ball As Straight-As-An-Arrow and Hit It Dead Straight. He is recognized by some as the world’s leading golf swing theorist.

                                        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
About gjackson

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.