Become a more consistent golfer
There are plenty of articles that attempt to teach you to hit it farther and straighter (you can even find some right here on Golf Pupils), but fewer discuss the importance of the sweet spot.
To the mid and high handicapper, the sweet spot can seem elusive. Although you can’t always find it, you know the feeling. The ball jumps off your clubface and carries 10-15 yards further than normal.
Perhaps it’s our obsession with bigger, longer, and faster that’s made us neglect the importance of the sweet spot. No matter the type of equipment you use, finding the sweet spot more often is going to drastically improve your game.
Finding the sweet spot
The sweet spot is different on every club; however, it’s going to be close to the center of the clubface. For irons, it’s important to create a descending blow with your shaft leaning forward at impact to create the best contact. This prevents you from hitting the ball thin, or too low on the clubface. Adam Bazelgette from Scratch Golf Academy explains this clearly in this video.
Are you hitting the sweetspot? Here are two ways to find out
Test it out!
Go ahead and use the above methods to find out if you’re hitting the ball from the sweetspot consistently. Personally, I prefer using the spray, but I’ve used tape in the past successfully as well. In my next article I’ll explain more about the “smash factor” in golf.
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