Meffert's Puzzles Gear Ball
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There are lots of different effects that can take place when you don’t strike the centre of the club, For instance, you may notice a regular pattern to your ball flight which will give you an indication whether you are hitting it on the toe or heel of the club. If you strike the ball out of the heel you will typically see that your ball flight will go pretty high, left to right but more noticeably your ball will not travel very far due to the high spin rate. On the other hand, when striking it out of the toe, your ball flight will generally turn right to left quite vigorously, you also might see that your ball runs out quite far on the fairway. This is due to the spin rate being lower than normal because the impact was of the toe of the golf club. So maybe when you are next out on the golf course and you have hit a dodgy tee shot just think about what your ball flight was like, then think about where you might have hit it on the clubface. Having a better understanding of where you hit it on the clubface will allow you to become a better ball striker.
For example, a heel strike will result in the club twisting closed and the ball will spin from left to right, opposed to this a toe strike is when the club will twist open and the ball will spin from right to left.This is a representation of how twist face differs from other club faces on the market How you can put it into practice…
When we strike the sweet spot of the driver (the middle) the club’s Centre of mass will effectively line up with the centre of the golf ball. This will produce a very direct hit that will produce an incredible amount of energy resulting in a long drive (higher ball speed off the club face). Therefore, this will mean the club will not twist at impact and you should produce a straight ball flight with all else being equal. However, if you strike off centre the force of the ball when hitting the golf head will not run through the Centre mass of the club. This will result in the club head twisting around the Centre of mass, causing the ball to twist in a different direction. The loss of speed off the face will be noticeable too, whether you strike the toe or heel.