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Path

Path refers to the direction that the club swings upon takeaway, through impact and post impact. Path along with a combination of clubface position at impact influences the direction the ball will fly. A path that swings to the right of a player's target will likely send the ball to the right. A path that is to the left of the target will influence the ball to miss left.

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Path Tips

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  • Your Entire Swing Takes Place Inside the Target Line

    Because you are standing to the inside of the golf ball and are turning your shoulders, your swing should take place on the inside of the target line. The only reason it should cross over and get on the outside of the target line would be if you want to intentionally cut or slice the ball. It's important to keep your upper arms snug to your chest to keep your arms working in connection with your pivot.

  • A Steep Plane Leads to Pop Ups

    If your swing plane is too steep, you will have a hard time hitting a ball off of tees because you will tend to pop it up. If this is the case, try making a few practice swings where you actually miss the ball by swinging over the top of it. This will give the feeling of a flatter plane and level angle of attack. Make your driver swing feel a little more like baseball to level it out.

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