#73 Web TV: Here’s Why You Should Keep Your Club Face Straight in Your Golf Swing

Here’s Why You Should Keep Your Club Face Straight

In today’s tip I want to share with you why you should keep your club face straight.

When you hit your golf ball do you know why it went straight, or right or left?

If you don’t know then it might be a good idea to find out why!

When you view the video above when I show you want to do…you will be really surprised how simple it really can be.

In order to get the ball to go straight…you need to make sure that the club face is actually square or straight. It needs to be facing in the direction that you want the ball to go.

Do you see your club face when you hit the ball?

Perhaps not…it is like a blur really. But, you can see the club face when the iron or wood comes forward to make contact with the ball.

And this is the plan!

So, when you take your set up, ready to hit the ball…this is what you want to do here.

Perform your golf swing, so take the club back into the top of your swing, bring the club down to make contact with the ball…now when you make contact with the ball you want to see the club face actually hit the golf ball. I know you may say it is a blur but if you really concentrate on it…you will see the club face.

Now once the club face has made contact with the ball…your head still wants to stay down looking at the ground for as long as possible afterwards.

When you look up after the ball has left the club face…that ball should be nice and straight. If it is not then check what you club face is actually doing when you make contact with the ball.

This is a way to hit the ball nice and straight…always start from the club face first. Remember though that this is not the only answer to hitting the ball straight…there could be a few other areas in your golf swing that need some attention but start with this one!

Love to hear how you will go with this tip and how you are keeping your club face nice and straight!

To your golfing success,

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Tiffany Mika

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About Tiffany Mika

Tiffany Mika is incredibly passionate about golf and shares with you her knowledge about the game. She shows how you can have an exciting a life when you learn to play golf as you can travel the world playing exotic destinations and meeting lots of fantastic people who all share the same passion for golf.

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26 Responses to #73 Web TV: Here’s Why You Should Keep Your Club Face Straight in Your Golf Swing

  1. Jacqui Flanigan March 18, 2014 at 7:38 am #

    Thanks Tiff, will concentrate on this today. That back and through worked at 85% of the time last week, just need to keep reminding myself. Was on the 6th green in 3 – happy with that!

    • Tiffany Mika March 25, 2014 at 7:28 pm #

      Hey Jacqui

      All the time work on it…use it as part of your game. Well done for 3 on the 6th it’s a challenging hole.

      Tiff 🙂

  2. Irene newport March 18, 2014 at 8:29 am #

    Hi Tiffany, a great big thanks for keeping me engaged and inspired in the game of golf. I am still striving and one day thanks to your guidance I will have a good skill set.

    • Tiffany Mika March 25, 2014 at 7:28 pm #

      Hi Irene

      You have made fantastic progress…just keep working on it…be proud of your efforts.

      TIff 🙂

  3. Stephen March 18, 2014 at 8:41 am #

    when i play match play and the pressure is on i pull slice my Driver to the left and does u-turn to the right?
    Regards Stephen

    • Tiffany Mika March 25, 2014 at 7:27 pm #


      You want to get the club to follow the ball forward for as long as possible. You have gotta keep it simple.

      Tiff 🙂

  4. Sonia March 18, 2014 at 8:41 am #

    Hi Tiff. What a fantastic tip! I try to do this all the time. Its amazing how well I make contact with the ball when I do this. When I start hitting the ball all over the place and look back on the shot/round, it comes back to this tip of yours. I did not see the ball making contact with the club so chances are that I did not make solid contact and my clubface was open when I hit the ball. (I tend to always loose the ball to the right)

    Love your tips and try to implement them in my swing. Back and through is working well as I tend to get fast sometimes and this is really working to keep my swing in control

    Thank you

    • Tiffany Mika March 25, 2014 at 7:26 pm #

      Hey Sonia

      Thanks for sharing your great understanding of what you are doing…

      Thanks as well for the great feedback as well.

      TIff 🙂

  5. Marie March 18, 2014 at 10:25 am #

    Sometimes that head of mine just wants to come up too soon!!!! Chipping getting more consistent with your tips – thanks. Any hints on keeping the head down through the shot would be appreciated. When I am playing well I know that I have not lifted up through the shot!

    • Tiffany Mika March 25, 2014 at 7:23 pm #

      Hi Marie

      That’s great you are having success with your chip shots…

      Yes I have done a video on how to keep your head down….it’s all about keeping your chin on your shoulder

      Cheers Tiff 🙂

  6. Glenys Ambrose March 18, 2014 at 11:26 am #

    Hi Tiffany

    Your tips are fantastic – you make them easy to follow and if practiced regularly definitely improve my game.

    Also happy birthday to your mum I hope you get time time spend it with her and have a great day

    Thanks and keep up the tips.

    • Tiffany Mika March 25, 2014 at 7:19 pm #

      Hi Glenys

      Thanks for the great feedback. Mum says thanks for her birthday wish…I didn’t get to spend time with her but she felt chuffed I wished her a happy birthday in the video..

      Tiff 🙂

  7. Thea Johnson March 18, 2014 at 12:19 pm #

    This is something that I will definitely work on this season. Keeping the club face straight. Great tip and demonstration, Thanks Tiff!!

    • Tiffany Mika March 25, 2014 at 7:17 pm #

      Hi Thea

      You are welcome…you have all of your spring and summer to work on it.

      Tiff 🙂

  8. Lois Quigley March 18, 2014 at 12:54 pm #

    Thanks for the tip…I am heading to the driving range this afternoon so will focus on this one and see how I go.


    • Tiffany Mika March 25, 2014 at 7:16 pm #

      Hi Lois

      Keep working on it…lots of practice is needed when working on the golf swing…just keep working on it.

      Tiff 🙂

  9. Kaye March 18, 2014 at 2:35 pm #

    Hi Tiff,
    am loving your putting program – it is certainly making a difference to my scores. Handicap down to lowest ever! Thanks

    • Tiffany Mika March 25, 2014 at 7:14 pm #

      Hi Kaye,

      That’s great you are enjoying the putting program.

      Well done about your handicap…it’s only the beginning.

      Tiff 🙂

  10. Karen Quinn March 18, 2014 at 6:22 pm #

    As usual, a solid and common sense tip !
    I used to be a terrible slicer but a change to my grip and my body angle now sees the club face nice and straight and lovely straight shots as a result.
    Love it. !

    • Tiffany Mika March 25, 2014 at 7:11 pm #

      Hi Karen,

      That sounds fantastic…you have it all worked out!

      Tiff 🙂

  11. Marlene March 18, 2014 at 8:23 pm #

    Great tip. will try to put it into practise. Tomorrow will let you know the result. I tend to slice a little. Please to say the slice is not as bad as it used to be. thanks to a lot of practise and your tips.

    • Tiffany Mika March 25, 2014 at 7:10 pm #

      Hi Marlene

      Yes you need to spend time working on it…practice and working on the right things will eliminate the slice

      Tiff 🙂

  12. Annette Ferrero March 18, 2014 at 9:36 pm #

    Always something helpful to think about – thanks Tiff.

  13. Caroline Norrie March 19, 2014 at 5:36 pm #

    Great tip…so simple but so necessary. Will start doing this tomorrow as I have had a few wayward shots to both the left and right lately haha

    • Tiffany Mika March 25, 2014 at 7:07 pm #

      Hey Caroline, yes just get out there and practice with your super keen husband.

      TIff 🙂

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