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Which part of the ball do you look at?

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I usually watch the back of the ball. Interested to hear some of the better players opinions on whether they look at the front, inside back etcc???
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Re: Which part of the ball do you look at?

I look at the front. Helps me hit down on the ball.
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Originally Posted by TaylorMadeTaylor View Post
I look at the front. Helps me hit down on the ball.
+1 - I look at the front for irons, I look at the back of the ball with me driver.
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I usually look at the center except for on bunker shots I look slightly behind the ball, really keeps me from hitting the ball thin
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I just close my eyes and swing hard.
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I'm with front on irons, back inside with the driver
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I may be in the minority, but I don't actually focus on a specific part of the ball. I just look at the general area around the ball.
post #8 of 39

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Very good question!

I look at the inside back of the ball since that is where I am trying to hit it.



-Dan
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I don't look at the ball. I look at the turf just behind it. That turf will still be there after impact and I am still looking at it after impact.
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The front of the ball. Even on putts and chips. Especially on putts and chips. On putts that helps me stroke through the ball instead of hit at it, and on chips, it cuts way down on the chili-dips, because, again, I'm hitting down through the ball instead of down at it.
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Re: Which part of the ball do you look at?

Originally Posted by leezer99 View Post
I just close my eyes and swing hard.
Originally Posted by iturn463 View Post
I may be in the minority, but I don't actually focus on a specific part of the ball. I just look at the general area around the ball.

The average of those two. If my setup is good, and my waggle feels good, I hit the ball. All of it.
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Originally Posted by iturn463 View Post
I may be in the minority, but I don't actually focus on a specific part of the ball. I just look at the general area around the ball.
Same here. Not that it matters, he's looking for good player's opinions...
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i am the ball...
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I tend to think "one hits what one looks at", so I look at a spot just in front of the ball for irons (to make sure my swing arc is bottoming out in front of the bll and hence getting a good descending blow), at the back inside of the ball on drives to help make sure I'm hitting a bit inside-out and flat or ascending, and about an inch behind the ball when in the bunker.
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Ideally, my swing would bottom out in front of the ball, so for irons I look at the ground about a quarter of an inch in front of the ball. For putting and woods, I look at the back of the ball. When I can, I align the ball so the arrow is coming up the backside giving me a small, specific area to focus on.
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In Bobby Clampett's the Impact Zone, he advocates that the low point of your swing should be about four inches in front of the ball. As such, he suggests the golfer actually look four inches in front of the ball at address and aim there to better ensure good contact.

http://thesandtrap.com/forum/threads...Bobby-Clampett

Seems to help a good amount of people who try it.
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Re: Which part of the ball do you look at?

Just tried looking at the front of the ball and i was amazed at some of the results. Alot of really clean contact, and distance.
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Ill add some more info, my divots were starting about an inch in front of the ball heading slightly left of the target, however my ball appeared to push draw. Now i was aligned straight to the target, had a stick down to help this project, and the ball started to the right and drew back bout 5 yards. Is this a natural thing, or was i possibly aligned slightly to the right of the target and pull drawed it.
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