Anyway, you know the ball's gonna pay attention to only two things, the club path and the club face.
What I'm going do for you today is help you a little bit with the club path.
That's part of it.
You know the ball flight laws, right? You don't? Well, here.
This is easy.
Ball can go nine different ways.
It can go straight.
It can keep going that way, you hope, or it can curve off to the right or it can curve off to the left.
There's three, right? The ball could start off to the right and continue that way, or curve to the right, or curve to the left.
The same thing on the other side.
The ball could go nine different ways.
These are the world famous ball flight laws.
Are they exactly accurate and perfect? No.
It's an idea.
From here down.
From here to here, if this is the ball, here's your tootsies and you're swinging the club this way, you're pulling it to the left, the ball's going to first react to the path of the golf club because this thing is coming at it about 100 miles an hour and hits it.
The ball's going to go in the opposite direction that that things coming at.
Now, if the club face, let's start over again.
Here's your path.
Here's the green.
Here's a little flag stick.
Let's say this is your path.
The ball's going to start out this way, but your club face was facing that flag stick.
It's open to the path.
The path of the club, it's a glancing blow, so the ball will start here eventually.
Just like a pitcher throwing a curve ball, it doesn't start curving right out of his hand.
It's 2/3 of the way or 3/4 of the way down to the plate before it starts really curving.
Then, it gets here and it'll curve around, and then it will eventually end up pretty close to where that club face is pointing at the moment of impact.
Usually what we see more not is the flag stick.
Somebody gets their path going halfway decent, but their club face is open to the path.
The ball starts off straight, and then it goes like this into wawa.
What we're going to concern ourselves with today is the path.
I'm going to show you one thing here.
You see this hitting station.
Let me show you the hitting station, first off, by itself.
Hold on here.
Where'd it go? Well, there it is from the side.
Here you go.
Nicholas was a fanatic about, because we didn't use these sticks.
We didn't have these.
I suggest you pick them up at Home Depot or Lowe's.
They're called snow poles.
They're really for marking your driveway.
You can see that one up there I put a little crooked.
He always put clubs on the ground, and I agree 1000%, and I've always tried to copy him.
The only thing I've done different here is I have this club at a 45 degree angle.
I mean the stick rather than flat on the ground.
It's a long story why I do that, but anyways.
Here's something for your ball position.
Here's your path.
You can look at your divot, and make sure your divot is square here.
Huh? I've come to the realization that if you're not aligned properly while you're practicing, you're doing yourself more damage than good.
You think you're lined up for Point A, you're actually lined up to Point B.
You're trying to get the ball to Point A.
You're going to do whatever it is you've got to do in order to get that ball to Point A, come hell or high water.
There's where the real rub comes in here.
You've got to make sure that you're lined up properly when you're doing even just a drill.
Now, I've got two sticks added on here.
One that's about 10" outside my right foot.
The other one is about 10" outside my left foot, so that I could go outside this stick, inside that stick, and then outside the other stick.
My path actually looks like, if here's the ball, there's my feet.
My path is actually here, here, here.
That's what it really looks like from a bird's eye view.
I'm going to hinge the head up.
Hinge the head up.
Hinge the head up.
Now, I'm up here parallel to the plane.
What do I do? I let my arms just drop.
Just let them just drop.
This is the hard part, because what happens is people want to surge to their left foot.
It's a turn, not a roll.
Now, I'm a little more inside out than I'd like to be, but this is a drill keep in mind.
See? Look at the hands rotate over.
Up I go.
If you're swinging over the top and pulling the ball, this is the drill for you.
Again, like I said, set up the hitting station, because you want to make sure you aim where you think you aim.
A lot of people that swing over the top and pull the ball, part of the problem is they're aimed over here and the greens over here.
That's why they swing over the top.
See? Coming from the inside.
Roll it over and away we go.
If you're having trouble swinging over the top, this should help you.