Center Contact

pictured: Driver with Foot Powder Spray on face showing Contact Point

After being around golf for over 20 years now, one thing I have learned is that you can search far and wide for the best coaches and teachers and spend some good money to hire them.  You can also find the best technology and equipment and look at some really great data captures and measurements which are really important in your golf journey.  In the end, one of the most important fundamentals in the game of golf is center contact.  The above picture of a driver face has a very light dusting of Foot Powder Spray, which is available at your local drugstore for less than $10.  
A center golf strike is commonly found among the game’s top players.  It is the most efficient part of the club face that produces a consistent distance pattern, and if done correctly a consistent dispersion pattern as well.  Off center strikes produce a loss of distance and potential direction issues as well.  Some of the factors, but not nearly all, that can affect the strike location on the club are:
-Length 
-Flex
-Lie angle
When you are practicing, make sure to always spend some time swinging your driver as fast as you can while maintaining center contact.  To test your point of contact, you can use face tape, foot powder spray, GC Quad and Gears 3D to name a few options.  All are available here at the Golf Performance Center in Ridgefield, CT!