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Hello, my name is Conan Elliott and I'm Director of Instruction here at Camas Meadows Golf Club in Camas, Washington. Today we're going to talk about to hit a golf ball straight every time. The materials you're going to need for that's a golf club, a golf ball and a really, really, really good golf swing, maybe the best golf swing in the world. Because the truth of the matter is golf balls don't go very straight. Almost every time you hit a golf ball it curves. It curves right, curves left almost every single time. At some point in the path of the flight of the ball, will be a curve of the golf ball. And the reason for that is very simple. We swing the golf swing on a circle. The club travels on a circle, around our body and back around. The club never travels on a straight line to where it wants to go. So, consequently, when we strike the ball, we have open, slightly open or slightly closed clubfaces, makes the ball spin. Even your golf club is designed to make the ball spin. It's got loft to make it spin up, it's got, the toe is turned to the outside, which is if you hit it there it works as a gear and turns it back to the left, if you hit it to the heel, it works as a gear that way and turns it back to the right. So the golf club's even designed to make the ball curve. Plus, as we swing, if I swing and keep my clubface at the target, as i create a circle I curve the ball to the right. If I swing too far inside and close my face over, I curve the ball back to the left. If I, the only way I can hit it straight...there's an old saying. Hit the ball, slice the ball to the right, not too good. Curve the ball to the left, you're learning. Hit the ball dead straight, lucky shot. And that's kind of what it is. It's at a very high rate of speed. In a millisecond you happen to have the club face going right at the target as the club was traveling right at the target, close to impossible to do. So, the real key is learn to control curve of the ball, preferably a curve that goes from right to left, where the golf club is swinging from the inside toward the golf ball rotating over. So, as I learn to swing inside and rotate over, I create curve. This is Conan Elliott, and it's sort of how to hit a golf ball straight.