Defined as the angle of the leading edge of the clubface relative to the swing path: open, square or closed. It will determine the accuracy of the ball’s flight.
Why you need to know this: The Top Swing Faults that break the Law of Face are a Weak Grip and a Strong Grip. Find and fix the laws you’re breaking and improve your scores.
- Why does the Open Face of my wedge not curve the ball as much as my Open Face of my driver? – The less loft you use, the more extreme the curve in the ball flight.
- My driver always Slices. What should I do? Every player is unique but you can see a player below with a slice before and after receiving his 3-Step Swing RoadMap developed by his Swing Index Coach on his mobile phone. In this case, his Primary Swing Fault is in his Set-Up. Once fixed it frees up the rest of his swing.
- Adjust Weak Lead Hand
- Fix Rigid Posture
- Increase Upper Body Turn
This player makes the adjustments, one at a time until the slice improves, as shown in the before and after videos.
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- Why should I care about the LAW of Face? How the Face aligns on the path of your swing attributes over 80% of the direction of your shot. It’s a big deal for advancing in skill as a player!
- What other Swing Faults arise when I break the Law of FACE? Your Alignment, Path and Release will all need to compensate for an Open/Closed Face.