The clubface has probably the most impact on where your ball will end up after hitting it, and there are three primary positions in which it can be: Open, Square and Closed. In this video, PGA Professional Todd Kolb breaks down each position, as well as their effect on a shot. Each position is in relation to the clubface and the shot’s target line, or where you want the ball to go.
– Square: This is usually the desired position, and the clubface will be square with the target line.
– Open: The clubface will point outward on the target line, away from the golfer. This will cause the ball to travel to the right if you are right-handed, and left if you are left-handed (fade).
– Closed: The clubface will point inward on the target line, causing the ball to travel to the left if you are right-handed or to the right if you are left-handed (draw).