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Opening the face at address

dlaneriedlanerie Advanced Members Posts: 144
I'd like to see how you guys open the face at address.



Do you grip first then open the face, or do you address the ball first with an open face and then grip?



I'm trying to help myself minimize a slightly shut face at impact. Misses tend to be face pulls with a mostly neutral path or even worse a leftward path with a shut face.

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  • hoselrockerhoselrocker Members Posts: 32
    dlanerie wrote:


    I'd like to see how you guys open the face at address.



    Do you grip first then open the face, or do you address the ball first with an open face and then grip?



    I'm trying to help myself minimize a slightly shut face at impact. Misses tend to be face pulls with a mostly neutral path or even worse a leftward path with a shut face.




    Good question. I'm interested in the answer as well...
  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Advanced Members Posts: 11,362 ✭✭
    edited March 14
    depends on the shot



    For my standard usual push draw is set it a little open and then grip it. YMMV



    To hit intentional hard slingers around corners and shots out of trouble ... I will set the face closed and then grip
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  • Ri_RedneckRi_Redneck Leather for Life!! Advanced Members Posts: 5,383
    Think about it. Your hands inherently want to do the same thing when you swing your normal swing. So taking your grip and then opening the clubface by rotating your hands really doesn't do anything if your hands do their normal thing during the swing. You have to change the angular relationship between the clubface and your hands. I get the feeling that the OP is asking this question in an attempt to coax a fade (or less of a draw) out of their stock shot. If this is the case, slight adjustments to your grip on the club are what is needed.



    Now, some will say they manipulate the hands during the swing when they attempt certain shots, and this is true. This is frequently done on recovery shots such as punches, bump & runs, etc, but caution should be used when doing it on normal shots to slightly influence flight. Intentional manipulation during your stock swing will introduce inconsistency into your swing will eventually cause problems.



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  • Santiago GolfSantiago Golf I Strive to make you Better Advanced Members Posts: 4,961
    I dont
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  • KenRobieKenRobie Advanced Members Posts: 116
    A good example of where to put the face ope/ closed is take your normal relaxed grip and hold the club in front of you at arms length with a relaxed tension free grip pressure. Note where the face is, now squeeze the life out of the grip and see where the face moves to. That is going to be your normal impact tendency. Just adjust the pre-grip face rotation and swing away.
  • CwebbCwebb Advanced Members Posts: 5,847 ✭✭
    Here's Jack Nicklaus' opinion.....https://www.golfdigest.com/story/jimflick_0707
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