The Center or Sweet Spot

The Center of the Club Face is where the sweet spot or center of gravity of the club face is located.  Hitting the center of the club face will produce the maximum distance for the shot and will sound and feel amazing.

The Toe

The toe of the club face is the area between the sweet spot and outside edge of the golf club.  Shots towards the toe typically indicate a steep swing plane.

The Heal

The heal of the club face is the area between the sweet spot and hosel of the golf club.  Shots in towards the heal may indicate a swing direction too much from inside to out, golf clubs too long in length, balance moving toward toes, among other swing faults.

The Hosel

The area of the golf cub where the club face is connected is connected to shaft of the golf club.

Leading Edge

The leading edge is the very bottom line on the face of a golf club.  The leading edge must strike under the ball for the ball to get into the air.  If the leading edge strikes the middle or equator of the ball the ball will be skulled or fly on a line driver.  If the leading edge hits above the equator the golf ball flight will be topped and will not get into the air at all.

Fade

A fade is a ball flight that starts left of the target line and gently curves from left to right back to the target line for a right handed golfer.

Slice

A slice is a ball flight that starts at the target line and significantly curves from left to right away from the target line robbing the golfer of distance and accuracy for a right handed golfer.

Push

A push is a ball flight that starts slightly right of the target line and finishes slightly right of the targets for a right handed golfer.

Block

A block is a ball flight that starts significantly right of the target line and flies straight right a right handed golfer.

Pull

A pull is a ball flight that starts slightly left of the target line and continues to fly straight for a right handed golfer.

Pull Slice

A pull slice is a ball flight that starts slightly left of the target line and slices, or curves significantly from left to right away from the target line for a right handed golfer.

Pull Hook

A pull hook is a ball flight that starts slightly left of the target line and hooks, or curves significantly from right to left away from the target line for a right handed golfer.

Draw

A draw is a ball flight that curves gently from right to left for a right handed golfer.

Hook

A hook is a ball flight that curves significantly from right to left for a right handed golfer.  Too much curvature makes it difficult to be accurate and hit greens in regulation.

Snap Hook

A snap hook is a ball flight that starts low and curves crazily from right to left falling out the sky early robbing the golfer of any distance or accuracy for a right handed golfer.

Shank

A shank is the most frustrating shot in golf.  The golf ball actually hits the hosel of the golf club and darts immediately to the right with no trajectory, distance or accuracy for a right handed golfer.

Fat Shots

Fat Shots are when the low point of the swing is behind the ball or simply, when the golf clubs hits the turn before the ball causing the ball to lose all its energy and in some cause barely move at all.  The Fat shot is a terrible feel and experience for a beginning golfer.

Thin Shot

A thin shot is when the leading edge of the club face is well below the equator but not low enough to get the sweet spot on the ball.  A thin shot is a better players miss where the ball will perform just not as well as a center face struck golf shot.

Topped Shot

A topped shot is when the leading edge strikes well above the golf ball equator resulting in a ball that’s hits the ground first and never gets in the air.  The low point needs be lower.

Skulled Shots

A skulled shot is when the leading edge strikes the equator of the golf ball resulting in a low screaming ball flight that travels forever on the ground.  You can feel the vibration in your hands from the leading edge striking the golf ball.  The skulled shot is most common when chipping or pitching.

Sweet Spot

When the leading edge strikes the bottom of the golf ball you will have the best chance to hit the sweet spot of the club face.