Golf: How To Curve The Ball Out Of Trouble

Golf: How To Curve The Ball Out Of Trouble

Golf: How to curve the ball out of trouble - Our golfing expert explains how to go straight from trouble to the green, teaching you how the curve the ball out of trouble in your golf game

Step 1: How to curve the ball from right to left

Set up and swing as normal, but change the position of the clubface from square to closed before you grip.
The more you close the clubface, the more the ball will curve.
Closing the clubface also reduces the loft of the club, making the ball fly lower.
Use a low to mid iron, and start by placing the club head square behind the ball.
Aiming to the right of the trees, take your normal set-up, close the clubface according to how much you want to curve the ball, and then take your grip.
Swing as normal, and as your hands rotate through impact, the closed clubface will make the ball curve to the left.
If you have branches in the way of your back swing, you can avoid getting the club stuck by bending your legs so your swing travels flat around your body.

Step 2: How to curve the ball from left to right

Again, use your normal set-up and swing but this time move the clubface from square to open.
The more you open the clubface, the more the ball will curve to the right.
An open clubface creates more loft, making the ball fly higher.
If you want the ball to fly low, use a low iron or low-numbered hybrid with less loft on the clubface.
Place the club head square behind the ball, aiming left of the trees, and take your set up.
Open the clubface according to how much you want the ball to curve, and then take your normal grip.
Swing normally, making sure you follow through so that the open clubface curves the ball back into play.