The Clubface at address? Square to the target or closed?

Do you know how your clubface should be set up at address? It all starts with your hands. Take a look at this video to see what I mean. Cheers!
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10 thoughts on “The Clubface at address? Square to the target or closed?

  1. I don't understand, can someone help please? Does he mean rotate the club to a closed position and then take your normal grip OR does he mean take your normal grip and then rotate your hands/wrists to close the club face?

  2. This video was by far the best combination of information I've seen when it comes to forward shaft lean at impact, grip and wrist hinge at address, and then squaring up the club face. I know I'm supposed to hit with forward shaft lean. But because of my grip and Club angle at address, I could never square up the clubface. I'm excited to test this out at the range and on the course. No swing is the same and I know i have to find the right combination. At least now I feel like i know what I'm trying to combine at address, through impact. I've been playing for over 10 years and I've never felt confident on the golf course with my swing and my ability to square up the ball on a consistent basis. Thank you.

  3. Sir, what are you teaching?

    "I've never seen a really good player set it square or closed at address."
    -The Golden Bear

    Setting the clubface slightly open at address allows you to:

    • Release the club fully without fear of hooking.

    • Swing the club naturally with relaxed arms for maximum clubhead speed—and therefore more distance.

    • Develop better feel for how the club is aligned as it swings through impact.

  4. Thanks for pointing this out. Most people don't realize how strong the left hand grip has to be because we often here from coaches and tv commentators how a players grip is stronger than they would recommend.

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