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Short Game - Swing Shape

Swing Arc - the circle or radius of the swing most importantly described by the club head but also by the hands.

Swing Plane - the angle of the swing, which because we stand to the side and above the ball is referred to as inside and up on an inclined plane.

Approach - the angle at which the club head descends into impact.  Wider swings tend to be more shallow, narrower ones steeper.

Short Game Shot Shape Plane and Arc

Always swing inside and up on the way back; down and back to inside and up on the follow-through.

Never change the direction of your swing path by swinging our hands and arms independently.

The club moves around the body on all shots, except perhaps a putt, so we must align our bodies square to the direction (left or right) we require the swing to travel in.

On almost all shots we are endeavouring to contact the ball with a descending blow, followed by contact with the ground and a shallow divot.

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