You’ve made a great swing. Your swing path and plane were both spot on. So why has the golf ball behaved unexpectedly.

If the golf ball has gone right, then you’ve knocked it off its spin axis as shown above (looking from behind the ball down its flight).

HOW DOES A GOOD SWING PATH
AND PLANE KNOCK THE GOLF BALL ONLINE?

We now know, courtesy of huge amounts of TrackMan data, that 85% of the problem will be ‘face angle’ through impact. Turns out that one of the primary causes of the face being knocked from square is the wrong lie angle (or shaft length) for the golfer.

A lie angle that is too flat, will cause the toe be lower than the heel at impact, twisting the face, and impacting the spin axis to, create a fade or slice.

Fitting and accuracy

TrackMan data has proved that correctly fitted clubs are even more important to ball striking consistency and accuracy than we had previously thought. Please, in 2020, only invest in equipment that’s been fitted to your golf swing.