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  Th e 9 Basic Ball Flights Shown in 3 Case Studies By John  D u ni gan   
     G ear E ffect  an d Of f - Ce nt er Co nt a c t     C ent er c ont ac t   on t he s w eet s- pot   wi l l   r es ul t   i n t he bal l   doi ng wh a t   t h e   b a l l   f l i g h t   la w s   t e ll u s   it   wi l l .   B u t   wh e n   th e  b a l l  i s  s tr u c k  o ff - ce n t e r ,   a   g e a r   e f f e ct   i s cr e a t e d ,   wh i c h   c a n   t i l t   t h e   s p i n   a x i s   o f   th e  b a l l   in   t h e   o p p o s it e   di r ec t i on i t   s houl d,   ca u si n g   it   t o   c u r v e   unex pec t edl y . T he  di agr am   bel ow   s how s   ce n t e r   co n t a ct   and t oe co n t a ct . T h e  c l u b  w i l l  r o ta te  to  t he r i ght ,   and t he gear i ng a c t i o n   wi l l   r o t a t e   b a l l   in   t h e   o p p o s it e   d ir e c t io n ,   ca u si n g   th e  b a l l  to  c u r v e   to  th e  l e ft . Th e   o p p o s i t e   i s   t r u e   f o r   h e e l   h i t s .   It i s  v e r y  i m p o r ta n t t o t ak e t he ce n t e r   h i t   i n t o   a cco u n t   w h e n   a n a l ys i n g   y o u r   b a l l   f l i g h t   b e ca u se   g e a r   e f f e ct   ca n   e sse n t i a l l y   m a ke   t h e   bal l   l i e”   t o y ou.   I f   y ou hav e a w onder f ul   s t r ai ght   pat h and f ac e,   but   y ou hi t   t he bal l   on t he t oe,   t he bal l   w i l l   hook .   Yo u   m a y   b e   t e m p te d  to  fi x  a  p e r fe c tl y  g o o d  s w i n g  i n  a  m i s g u i d e d  a tte m p t to  c o r r e c t th e  fl i g h t th a t wa s   c a u s e d   by   of f   c ent er   hit .   I r e c o m m e n d  th a t y o u  m a r k  th e  c l u b  fa c e  w i th  “Doctor Scholls Foot Spray” e v e r y  p r a c ti c e  s e s s i o n  to   se e   e x a ct l y   w h e r e   y o u   a r e   m a ki n g   co n t a ct   w i t h   t h e   b al l .   I t   w i l l   gr eat l y   hel p y ou under s t and and i m pr ov e y our   overall bal l   f l i ght  control.      
Th e r e   a r e   th r e e  ty pes   of   bal l   f l i ght ;   st r a i g h t ,   sl i ce ,   a n d   h o o k . T he bal l   c an hook   m or e or   l es s   dependi ng upon th e  d e g r e e  o f d i ffe r e n c e  b e tw e e n  th e  c l u b  fa c e and t he c l ub pat h di r ec t i ons  :   Bi g   d i f f e r e n c e   =   b i g   c u r v e .  
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Th e 9 Basic Ball Flights                    Shown in 3 Case Studies                          By John  D u ni gan   
Th e r e   a r e   th r e e  ty pes   of   bal l   f l i ght ;   st r a i g h t ,   sl i ce ,   a n d   h o o k . T he bal l   c an hook   m or e or   l es s   dependi ng upon th e  d e g r e e  o f d i ffe r e n c e  b e tw e e n  th e  c l u b  fa c e and t he c l ub pat h di r ec t i ons: Bi g   d i f f e r e n c e   =   b i g   c u r v e .  
C ent er   hit   on t he s w eet -s pot   wi l l   r es ul t   i n t he bal l   doi ng wh a t   t h e   b a l l   f l i g h t   la w s   t e ll u s   it   wi l l .   B u t   wh e n   th e    b a l l    i s    s tr u c k    o ff - ce n t e r ,   a   g e a r   e f f e ct   i s cr e a t e d ,   wh i c h   c a n   t i l t   t h e   s p i n   a x i s   o f   th e  b a l l   in   t h e   o p p o s it e   di r ec t i on i t   s houl ,   ca u si n g   it   t o   c u r v e   unex pec t edl y . T he    di agr am   bel ow   s how s   ce n t e r   co n t a ct   hit and t oe co n t a ct .    T h e     c l u b     w i l l     r o ta te     to     t he r i ght ,   and t he gear i ng a c t i o n   wi l l   r o t a t e   b a l l   in   t h e   o p p o s it e   d ir e c t io n ,   ca u si n g   th e    b a l l    to    c u r v e   to    th e    l e ft .   Th e   o p p o s i t e   i s   t r u e   f o r   h e e l   h i t s .   It     i s      v e r y      i m p o r ta n t     t o t ak e t he ce n t e r e d n e ss o f   h i t   i n t o   a cco u n t   w h e n   a n a l y zi n g   y o u r   b a l l   f l i g h t   b e ca u se   g e a r   e f f e ct   ca n   e sse n t i a l l y   m a ke   t h e   bal l   l i e”   t o y ou.   I f   y ou hav e a w onder f ul   s t r ai ght   pat h and f ac e,   but   y ou hi t   t he bal l   on t he t oe,   t he bal l   w i l l   hook .                             Yo u   m a y   b e   t e m p te d    to    fi x    a    p e r fe c tl y    g o o d    s w i n g    i n    a   m i s g u i d e d  a tte m p t to  c o r r e c t th e  fl i g h t th a t wa s   c a u s e d   by   of f   c ent er   hit .   I   r e c o m m e n d    th a t   y o u    m a r k    th e    c l u b   fa c e     w i th     “Doctor    Scholls    Foot    Spray”     e v e r y     p r a c ti c e   s e s s i o n    to    se e   e x a ct l y   w h e r e   y o u   a r e   m a ki n g   co n t a ct   w i t h   t h e   b al l .   I t   w i l l   gr eat l y   hel p y ou under s t and and i m pr ov e y our    bal l   f l i ght .    
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News and Upcoming Events:
Download and Print your own VGI G-Stat Golf Card Sheets for tracking your personal golf rounds, then review with Stephen Ventre, a PGA Golf Professional during your next scheduled lesson. 
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