How Does Your Ball Position Affect Your Ball Flight?
Now that you understand how the clubface and club path control your ball flight, it's helpful to learn how your ball position can affect them. If you move the ball forward to hit up on a driver, or slightly back so you can compress your irons, your clubface and club path will shift.
In this video, I'll teach you how moving the ball forward or backward in your stance can change the clubface angle at impact as well as shift the club path from out to in or in to out.
As you continue to practice and start trying to hit different shots and trajectories, it's helpful to know how your ball position can affect your ball flight. Whether you're trying to hit up on your drives to gain distance and the ball position is more forward, or trying to hit low stingers with the ball more back, it's essential to know how your clubface and club path get shifted when the ball moves in your stance.
Here's what you need to know:
Moving the ball position forward in your stance closes the clubface at impact and shifts the path from out to in. Because the ball is forward, you have more time to rotate the clubface, so it tends to come in closed.
Moving the ball position back in your stance opens the clubface at impact and shifts the path from in to out. Because the ball is back, you have less time to square the clubface, so it tends to come in open.
If you understand how moving the ball position can change your ball flight, you can create the right feelings to get the ball going where you want.