If you’ve heard the “Square To Square To Square” bit of jargon in the recent blogs I’ve conducted with Fluffy and you are a little fuzzy on the concept, it’s about having the neutral grip so that you won’t have to manipulate the club face through impact.
I took a swing from the summer where I got that down pretty well, but then again, if I were to practice every day as a competitive amateur or pro, I’d be looking for this every time.
All if takes is to get your proper neutral grip as I’ve outlined you do in the “E = MCS” video, when I showed not only how hand position in the stance can cause hooking, but also how to make it as simple as possible to get a square club face at impact.
If you get that proper neutral grip and don’t manipulate the club face during the swing, then you will have the “square to square to square” action going in your down swing:
That means, the toe is pointing up at the “3 O’clock” position, square at impact, and again up at the “9 O’Clock,” as seen above.
Pretty hard to send a ball very far off-line if you’re setting up square to your target line (alignment is also key, of course, to good ball-striking) and then getting the square-square-square club face.
Not only that, I also have the “square” position on the takeaway, because I’ve got my neutral grip and I’m not manipulating the club face going back:
Now, I did explain in the last video that, if you reach the proper position at the top with your neutral grip and your “One Major Move” pivot, you should still be square at impact even if you’re manipulating the club face going back.
Some people insist on “fanning” the face, others want to “hood it,” and of course the optimal non-manipulation is what I’d opt for, but if your grip is truly neutral, it is very hard to come through impact with anything other than a square club face if that’s how you started, providing you’re not intentionally doing something else.
My motto is, keep it simple. That goes for the stance, ball position, pivot, down swing, and of course the grip and hand action.
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