ball flight laws
In the image above:

  • The red arrow is the path.
  • The black arrow is the face at impact.

The clubface is responsible for around 75% to 85% of the starting direction of your ball. The path puts spin on the ball. The differential between clubface and swingpath determines the direction of curvature (draw or fade) when the ball is struck with a center hit.

Use this information to diagnose ball flight problems as well as to produce curvature when you need it.

[ Lessons from Tom Tucker - Class "A" Teaching Professional - WGTF "Top 100 Golf Teacher" ]