Hi, I’m Rick Sessinghaus, PGA coach and coach for Collin Morikawa.
So you’ve struck the ball well off the face, but it’s not going in the right direction.
So what is going to affect direction? There are three things we’re gonna look at. Let’s first start with the obvious: are we aligned correctly? So when you’re practicing, it’s a good idea to set up a workstation to make sure that we are square to our target.
Nothing’s worse than aiming left, hitting it left and thinking you made a good golf swing because now you’re confused.
So let’s go with fundamentals. First, alignment.
Second thing is going to be the path of the club.
This is where I want you to pay attention to your divot patterns when you’re on the driving range and on the golf course. So if my divot pattern was out to in, that’s going to change directional patterns. If it’s in to out, obviously more prone to go to the right, the last area, the most important is what is the clubface at impact.
So 80% of your iron shots are all clubface driven. Clubface again is all related to the hands, hands equal club face.
We put all three of those together. And by adding the golf mental game preparation to equation, we’re going to hit straighter shots more frequently and more consistently.