What has a greater impact on the launch direction of the golf ball, face angle or club path? Let’s start with a definition.
The face angle has a strong influence on the direction a golf ball is launched. Face angle is the angle relative to the indented target line where the club hits the ball. A face angle can be open, closed or square to the target line.
Club path is the direction the club is headed relative to the indented target line where the club hits the golf ball. Club angle can be in-to-out, out-to-in, or square to the target line.
Both are important
Most golfers emphasize club path and forget about the importance of face angle. The next time you’re hitting golf balls, check the numbers for both your club path and face angle. This could have a dramatic effect on your practice session.