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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 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 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 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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