Originally Posted by jclark
An outside in path will not cause a hook. You telling him to come more from the inside will only cause his hook to get worse. His swing path causes the hook not Clubface. Look up the new ball Flight laws. My advice would be to not come too much from the inside. A closed face from inside out swing will cause a pull draw/hook, square face from inside out swing will cause a straight draw, and an open face will be s push draw. Keeo in mind the face is relative to swing path. If the face gets too open or closed and squares up to swing path it will cause pushes and pulls. Hope this makes sense
I understand what your saying. but if his "hook" disappears when he tries to play it, that says to me that his face is square to even open. I could obviously be wrong, but if hes "playing" it, that says to me he lines up to the right. When he does this, hes probably swinging more along his foot line and not coming over the top. If that's the case, his face has to be square to open at impact to create a push/slice. Obviously clubface orientation is most of the balls starting direction, then path determines whether the ball incurs left or right spin. But by fixing the path to a more in to out, he can get away from the two sided miss, then fix the consistent miss with grip or ball positioning.