What is an open clubface?
An open clubface is one where the face of the club will be pointing at the sky when the shaft is parallel to the ground. It occurs whenever wrists are too active early in the swing and lead to a clockwise rotation of the club in the golfer’s hands.
What direction should the shaft of a golf club face?
It is also best to avoid positioning the club in such a way as it tends to favour an open clubface at impact, which will send the ball to the right, at least initially. The proper horizontal direction for the shaft at the top of the swing is to have it pointing directly at the target.
How do you open the clubface on a swing?
All full swing clubfaces open during the backswing, and once the takeaway starts, there are two ways to open the clubface: (1) body rotation, (2) forearm rotation. When your clubface starts away from the ball, it’s in the process of opening (pointing to the right of target – left if you’re left handed).
Why is my clubface closed at the ball?
From there even if everything else looks pretty good in the swing, the clubface is going to come back closed at the ball which will start left (for right-handers) and hook during its flight. So a closed face neans that the clubface is pointing up towards the sky.