Aiming Point

Aiming Point completely replaces the golf ball and it is a spot where you  direct your  hands.  An examaple of an Aiming Point would be in a greenside bunker.

The player is trying to hit a spot BEHIND the ball instead of the ball.  This is an Aiming Point.  You can also use “Impact Hand Location” but whichever you choose the spot is ALWAYS along the base of the plane!

Players with faster hands need to play the ball farther back then do players with slower hands – so this would indeed change their Aiming Point.

But a general rule of thumb is with a wedge the Aiming Point  is in front of the ball, with a 5 iron it’s at the ball and with a Driver it is slightly behind the ball.  

Now behind the ball doesn’t mean you “swing up” it simply means from your perspective when you look down.  If your hands are over the left foot at Impact with all three of these clubs and the only thing that has changed is the ball position then you’ll see what I mean.

Visually the right forefinger – which is what you monitor both aiming and the sweetspot with – has not changed but will APPEAR to have moved because of the ball location changes.

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