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Short Game - Understanding the Design of Your Clubhead and Clubface


The Clubhead - Design

Characteristics of golf club head design
Loft - this dictates the angle of flight (trajectory) of the ball.

Leading edge - cuts into the ground when taking a divot.

Bounce/sole - measured in degrees, this limits how deep the club digs into the ground or how it slides along the surface.

Shaft -  the shaft angle set at address and created at impact has a significant influence on strike, ball flight and control.
 

 

 

The Clubface - Aim

Aim refers to the position of the clubface at address and again at impact.  This training aid exaggerates the commonly referred to positions so beginners are clear what square, open and closed mean in relation to the club face.

Square to target

 Square club face

 Open to target - to the right

Open club face


Closed to target - to the left

 Closed club face

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