Have you ever stood over a shorter golf shot and decided It was important to open your club face to elevate the ball? I definitely have and often wonder if it was really worth the result. Most of the time I come up short; before I was always right; and any poor contact results in a chili dip! So why do even do this odd shot?
Well, experience tells me that this shot is important around the green to ensure that I swing my wedge hard enough to ensure my ball makes the green. I can be more aggressive with a shorter swing and not fear trying to do something delicate that generally does not work out as well.
In my case, I open the club face and open my stance. I place the ball of my front heel and evenly distribute my weight. This swing works well, however the error the mostly occurs with my process is opening my stance too much or too little. Hence, I am either right or left of my target line. It is a shot I practice.
After a bit of research, I offer three videos that very in methods on how to hit a shorter shot with my club face open. Currently, I use the second video the most. I would have to try the first and third at a range to give an honest assessment. But, after a first look, I would suggest that all three methods will work depending on your swing and skill level. I think the second video would best suit the majority of average golfers.
The three videos cover:
- Moving the angle of the shaft.
- Opening your stance.
- Weight distribution with different lies.
Now that you have watched all three short videos, what is your preferred technique? Do you even open your club face on shots?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!