The "Target" is where you want the ball to end. These are general concepts and everyone different.
When you opened the face before gripping, then put the face on the target you want to end at... this automatically opened your toe line or body lines (for a cut and right hander, this would be "left" of target). Now, a bit of "need to know" info... Only 20% of path influences the ball, but 80% of face angle influences the ball. I'm pretty sure I heard this from one of my PGA Seminars on ball flight and I think from some of Dave Pelz putting book and it makes perfect sense to me. I've seen these properties affect ball flight for many years and it is right in line with my experiences. Okay... back to your cut shot... since your toe line is "left" of the intended target line, the ball will start some to the left (influenced by path), but since the face is open a bit to the "path", it will add side or cut spin* on the ball and the ball should spin towards the target (to the right). The ball wants to move towards the target (influenced by face angle). * This is just like adding "English" on a pool ball, by purposely miss hitting the Cue Ball to one side or the other to add spin to affect the result when the spinning ball makes contact to another ball. The difference with a golf ball is, our ball has dimples, and the spinning ball uses the air to affect it's ball flight.
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