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Closed Face

A Closed Face is typically used to describe a club face that is aimed to the left of the target line for right handed player. This can refer to a club face at address or at impact and the resulting shot is a hook. At several points in the golf swing between address and impact a player's club face can become closed.

Closed Face Drills

Closed Face Tips

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  • Look Down at a Closed Face When Drawing the Ball

    Get used to looking at a slightly closed club face when trying to draw the ball. At first it will be visually awkward, but you have to tell yourself it's correct. It's important to set the clubface closed first and then take your grip. This way your arms and hands stay in a neutral position. If you take your grip and then try to close the clubface you will be rolling your arms over and opening your shoulders.

  • Hold the Putter in Your Palms

    To prevent excessive movement of the face, make sure you are holding the grip in your palm with your thumbs pointing straight down the shaft. Keeping your palms facing each other ensures a neutral grip. When one hand is turned inward or outward your forearm position is altered. This encourages rotation of your arms and wrists during the stroke which would alter the clubface.

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