In today's golf tip session, Henry Fall and Dana Finkelstein from the LPGA Tour are back at Superstition Mountain, and they're delving into the crucial role of the clubface in determining the start line of your shots.
The age-old debate of clubface versus path is put to rest as they highlight that the clubface primarily controls the initial direction of the golf ball. This valuable insight becomes evident even when practicing at home, as hitting into a net provides immediate feedback on ball flight.
Dana demonstrates the impact of the clubface by hitting shots with various face angles. A shot with a square face goes straight down the target line, while an open face sends the ball to the right, and a closed face directs it to the left.
This serves as a reminder for golfers to pay close attention to their clubface position, as it has a significant influence on where the ball starts its journey. Whether you're fine-tuning your swing or working on adjustments, remember that the clubface reigns supreme in dictating your shot's direction.
Henry Fall is a Golf Coach with Milo Lines Golf, LPGA Tour Caddie to Dana Finkelstein, content creator, and Rukket Golf ambassador. You can check out their online academy at milolinesgolf.com or on his instagram, @henryfallgolf.
Dana Finkelstein has played on the LPGA Tour since 2017 and finished first in Driving Accuracy in 2017 and 3rd in 2019. Her best finish on Tour thus far is a T-11 (2x) and she finished T39 at last year's AIG Women's Open Championship at Royal Troon with Henry on the bag. While at UNLV, Dana was a three-time Mountain West Golfer of the year. You can find Dana on Instagram @danafinkelsteingolf.