How Face Angle Affects Compression

Opening or closing your club face through impact influences how solidly you'll strike the shot. In this video, I'll show you how club face angle affects compression. You'll find out how to transfer the maximum amount of energy to the ball.

  1. Square Face to Path Gives Maximum Compression
  2. Open Face in Relation to Path Will Cause Fade
  3. Closed Face in Relation to Path Will Cause Draw

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Dugald
I"m really excited about the potential I have to be a decent golfer and enjoy the game more because of these videos. I have a long way to go but the trips half the fun. I took some lessons last year from a guy that was highly recommended. I just ended up with too many things to think about at one time and didn't do well. One thing he was big on was delofting the club and quoted Ben Hogan about turning a 7 iron into a 5 iron. I don't notice that emphasized on this site. I do cheat some times and take a full swing with my Skytrack simulator and I hit my 7 iron very high. I don't feel like I'm cupping my wrists. Any ideas and thanks. I'll send in some videos as soon as I feel I've made more progress.
May 30, 2018
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Dugald. Love the enthusiasm and keep at RST. You will get there. Take a look at Knuckles Down Video.
May 30, 2018
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Martin L
Should I feel hosel leading toe on the way down. It seems to make me release the club face at impact and makes the release work for me. What do you think?
April 5, 2018
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Martin. I think that is a feel, or thought that is working for you. But, I would try to take some of the focus off of what the face/club is doing throughout the swing. The club is always rotating and we are allowing the design of the club to do it's job.
April 5, 2018
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GC
Watched all the videos on compression etc. now my plane and swing path seem decent. At the moment of impact, my right hand has an instinctive cupping move which means the club increases loft - no matter how hard i get my left hand one hand swing - my right hand will twitch just before impact and cup the club head. How to fix this?
January 8, 2018
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Chuck (Certified RST Instructor)
Release it! Watch the vijay release drill.
January 8, 2018
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Hector
I know about logo or knuckles down but when I put my right hand in the club forget about it !!! Also the club head it is always closed instead of open at impact , any help
October 26, 2017
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Hector. That's because you are trail side dominant. I know it because I have seen it! If the club head is closed you need to check a few parameters. The lead elbow not flipping over and you are gradually allowing the release versus flipping (Flip vs. Release Video). Also, check your fulcrum point (Moving the Fulcrum Video). I would suggest a swing review of a lead arm only 9 to 3 or Step 4. Let one of us make sure that is correct and then start adding trail hand back.
October 26, 2017
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Tom
It looks like Chuck has really choked down on the shaft. I tend to move my left hand closer to the butt of the grip. Should I be choking as well?
October 6, 2017
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Tom. Choking down on the club isn't a requirement.
October 6, 2017
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Casey
Sorry about spelling error. Voice to text got me. Apologies.
October 6, 2017
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
No worries. Not the first time
October 6, 2017
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Casey
I’m currently dealing with an overly shit club face. It’s not from an overly bowed left wrist, but possibly from maintaining the connection between the left upper bicep and torso during the downswing. I look at the left elbow at impact and it’s pointing almost 30° left of the target line. If I try to bow the left wrist it only shuts the club face even more and produces more of a pull. I feel like I catch a lot of shots thin and towards the toe. I’m not sure where to go from here. I try to maintain the connection between the arms and the body but to try to get the left elbow pointing straight down the target line I have to keep my shoulders so shut I feel very handsy at impact to even reach the ball. Thoughts?
October 6, 2017
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Casey. It sounds like to may be a little steep and you are not allowing for any freedom of lead shoulder movement. Take a look at Fixing Plane and Path and the Moving from the Fulcrum Video. If no success practice the 5 Minutes to the Perfect Release with keen awareness on hitting impact shots.
October 6, 2017
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Phillip
Chuck.. If you look into the light it will give us the viewer a better view of you and what you are showing us... just a thought...
October 5, 2017
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Phillip. Thanks for the input. I will relay to Chuck.
October 5, 2017

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