How the clubface sits in your hands is vital to feeling and controlling the golf club

CLUB HEAD AWARENESS

Lose where the club head is during the swing and you may look like you have a good swing but not be able to hit the ball with any consistency. Knowing where the club head is in the swing is an easily acquired ability and one that gives great rewards in terms of consistency. Just as when you eat hot soup with a spoon you know exactly where the ladle end of the spoon is, in golf you must know where the club head is at all times.The same is true in golf.

The above may seem like a trivial point but many golfers have no awareness of where the club head is in their swing or what it’s doing.

Amazingly, this imperative often goes neglected with devastating results. The club head is not something just stuck on the end of the stick. It is what you intentionally hit that ball with and is what your entire swing is structured around.

How

I can remember my Dad’s first words of advice, “feel the club head”, “let the club head do the work” and he hasn’t stop saying it.

When I look back it was a basis of my golf development and today remains a cornerstone of my teaching.  Simply put your ability to sense where the club head is and what its doing will be the foundation for your learning. Therefore how the clubface sits in your hands is vital to feeling and controlling the golf club.

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