January 21, 2018

Golf Swing Tips: Read Your Divots To Improve Your Golf Swing

golf swing instructions.Some of the best golf swing tips are about how to read divots.

Understanding these golf swing tips definitely will enable you to improve your golf game.

Divots are only designed in three shapes: straight, out-to-in or in-to-out.

A straight divot indicates your club face struck your ball squarely and on a path that matched your shoulder line. If your shoulders were aligned parallel with your target line it would also indicate your club face struck your ball squarely and on a path that matched both your shoulder line and target line.

If you want to hit a golf ball straight as an arrow your divots must be straight, just like those of the legendary shot maker, Moe Norman.

Although Norman had an unorthodox golf method to hit straight golf shots. He probably was the greatest shot maker in the history of the game. His divots were like bacon strips.

Just because a divot is in-to-out or, out-to in, does not indicate a particular ball flight. It only indicates the initial path of the ball flight.

For example, an out-to-in divot only indicates that the initial path of the ball was to the inside of the shoulder line. how to hit a golf ball straight

However, an out-to-in divot does not indicate how the face of the club was aligned when the ball was struck.

Nonetheless, had you observed the flight of your ball you obviously would have known whether the ball flew to the inside  of you shoulder line or curved to the outside of your shoulder line.

When you have an out-to-in divot combined with a ball flight to the inside of your shoulder line, your golf shot either was a pull if it only flew slightly to the inside of your shoulder line or a pulled-hook if it flew extremely to the inside of your shoulder line.

When you have an out-to-in divot combined with a ball flight to the outside of your shoulder line, your golf shot was a fade or slice. (A fade is nothing more than a slight slice.)

On the other hand, an in-to-out divot indicates the initial path of the club face was to the outside of the shoulder line. It does not indicate how the face of the club was aligned when the ball was struck.

When you have an in-to-out divot combined with a ball flight to the inside of your shoulder line, your golf shot  was a draw or hook. ( A draw is nothing more than a slight hook.)

When you have an in-to-out divot combined with a ball flight to the outside of your shoulder line, your golf shot was either a push if it flew only slightly to the outside of your shoulder line or a push-slice if it flew extremely to the outside of your shoulder line.

Hopefully, by understanding these golf swing tips about divots you will be able to better analyze your game and improve your play.

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