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Club Face Calibration in Follow Through

The follow-through position is great for calibrating face and path. In this video, you'll work on calibrating the clubface in the follow through. The better you get at feeling the clubface, the greater your sensitivity will be to controlling the ball flight curve.

Playlists: Train Your Release, Fix Your Flip, Squaring The Club Face Explained

Tags: Poor Contact, Not Straight Enough, Chicken Wing, Draw vs Fade, Impact, Follow Through, Drill, Intermediate, Beginner

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This drill is club-faced calibration in the follow-through position. So often times when

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we're working on ball flight, I will ask all-fers to feel either closing the face a

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little bit earlier or later or smoother, but basically I'll ask for some face stuff and

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I'll ask them, hey, at impact, where did you feel like the club face was pointing?

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And oftentimes they're unaware of where the club face would be pointing and the ball may

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be curving, let's say, off to the right or maybe kind of diving left or it may be

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hooking it on either way, I will use the follow-through position as a better

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transfer calibrating the club face. So basically the way that that would look is

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instead of having kind of the alignment stick here and getting to impact

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position and trying to feel the difference there because they're unaware of exactly

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where it might be, I'll have them go to follow-through position kind of right about

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here and I'll say, okay, we're going to dial it in at this point. We're going to say

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this first position is square, where it's just short or close to vertical and we're

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going to say that position is more closed and we're going to say that position is

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open and so then we're going to hit some shots and we're going to see, okay, that

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was pretty close to square. Yeah, that felt more like it was open and we'll use that

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follow-through position and doing nine to three's where we can hold and check and

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calibrating our ball flight based on that. I tend to see the two patterns that

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really need this training or the ones who get really close, so hit a lot of pull hooks.

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So basically the first few times they do it, it will be like this because they just

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have a lot of both twisting the club and scooping the let the club pass and it's

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finishing more like that. So for them getting square will feel maybe like more of a

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hold-off movement. The other option is the golfer who has more of a hold-off movement

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and zero club-face rotation and they're hitting lots more balls that are just

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curving off to the right. For them it will feel a lot more like that supination

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pattern in order to hit that checkpoint. But using the follow-through position of where

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the club faces in space can be a great opportunity for working on your club face awareness.

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You can also double it with the path awareness. So what'll happen is oftentimes if you're

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more twisted like so it will tend to be a little bit higher and out to the right and if

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you tend to be open I'll use more of a scoop and the club will finish way low left and

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open. So finishing where the club is pointing just slightly more in line with the left arm and

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kind of out towards the target like so and pretty much straight up and down. Calibrating that

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follow-through position can be incredibly helpful if you're struggling with club face awareness

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and club face control down to impact. Okay so demoing the club face and the follow-through.

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I'm going to use I'll do it towards this face camera so I'm going to use that as basically

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my standard and then I'm going to use that as my clothes and that as my open. So from down the line

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I'm just going to baseline. So if I turn so that you can see it that's my baseline that's my pretty

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straight. Now I'm going to do one where I hold that more open and I'm just going to compare okay

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that's what it felt like with it being more open. Then I'm going to do one where I get exaggeratingly

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closed so that was just a little bit more left start line but now I've kind of got those three

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different versions calibrated and then I'm going to hit some L to I shots where I can focus on

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what it feels like and compare the club face or compare the club face there in the follow-through.

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So more of an L to I. So that felt like it was just slightly open and then I was kind of

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closing it more but it was open in that position. So I'm going to try to get it close the little bit sooner.

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So that felt like it was right on my position right through there. I was able to calibrate

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where the club face was there. That ultimately helped me with my club face awareness of where I am at impact.

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