What causes a golf ball to curve?

Why does my golf ball curve when I hit it?

It’s simple sidespin that is causing the golf ball to curve. It’s the golf ball spinning to the right (after it hits your golf club) that is causing the golf ball to turn to the right. Let’s look at it based on an actual shot you may hit: you use your Driver and hit a shot.

How do you correct a curving golf ball?

Left-Hander Hitting Shots that Curve Right is Hitting a Hook

The “V” formed between the knuckle and thumb on both hands should point between toward your back shoulder. Set-up: Make sure you aren’t setting up with your shoulders and/or feet in a closed position.

Why is my golf ball not going straight?

In order to hit the ball straight, the club face needs to impact the ball at square every time. Failure to hit the ball with a square club face results in side spin on the ball, which in turns causes you to hit either a fade, a slice or a hook.

Why do I hit to the right in golf?

Ball Position: You might have the ball too far forward in your stance. This causes you to catch the ball when the club is swinging back to the right. Backswing: The club is likely being pushed outside the target line on the way back. The club should track a gentle arc on the way back.

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Why do I hit my irons to the right?

The shot (for right-handers) typically goes right because the face off the club is open, resulting in a push-slice. Some players manage to flip their wrists at contact, resulting in a big hook. Getting stuck can be prevented by eliminating a couple of excess movements in your swing.

Why does my ball go right when I drive?

Problem: When the ball flies dead right, it means your lower body slid ahead, which drops the club too far inside. Golfers see their tee shots go right and automatically curse the slice. Sometimes those are blocked shots caused by swinging too much from the inside.

Should I try to hit golf ball straight?

Golf is hard enough without trying to hit the ball dead straight. Doing so requires both a swing and a clubface that are precisely aligned with the target at impact, which is not only difficult to pull off, it’s entirely unnecessary.

How do I stop pushing my golf shots right?

The best way to fix a push is to make the opposite move: Don’t use your lower body as much, and swing your arms past your chest through impact (above, right). First, set up in a closed stance, which makes it harder for your lower body to rotate open. Then, focus on letting your arms extend and release past you.