What you don't understand and never will because you know zippity-do-da about golf is that almost every player, amateur or pro, has a built-in natural flight path based on a number of factors that you won't comprehend to begin with. There's either a tendency to hit the ball with a curve from left to right (fade or slice) or right to left (draw or hook). Therefore, you want to go with what is going to naturally occur. So, totally UNLIKE pool, you do what is most natural.And yet it's harder to hit the target dead on with a curved shot - just like in pool.
Here's a question for you to ponder and answer...what is the bottom-line factor for the ball going in the direction it does whether straight, curving from left to right, or right to left? Get this right and you'll be answering your own questions. Don't get it right and this is over for me because it's like talking to a brick wall
This was told to you by Wobbly and me...a straight shot is the hardest shot to hit. Most players, pros and amateurs, have a built in flight that's ingrained that moves the ball left to right or right to left. You go with the flow and what's easiest to do.To hit a specific target with a curved shot you have to hit it in a precise initial direction, just like a straight shot - and then you also have to judge/control the curve.
He might be better at it, but shit happens and the exact opposite occurs and usually ends up in a lot of trouble causing a high score on the hole. The brain and the body just don't coordinate with each other. Go to a driving range and try hitting someIf a player’s better at curved shots that's him, not the curve.
balls and report back how frustrating and miserable you feel. And you WILL! Until then, golf talk is OVER because it's like trying to explain something to a person living in the Twilight Zone.