What Causes Fat Golf Iron Shots?

Fat and thin shots are caused by the same problem: The club bottoms out before the ball. The cause often is that the swing is out of sequence. The momentum of the swing pulls the club down to the ball. If you start with the club on the ground, you’re setting up for a fat shot.

Why do I keep Fatting my irons?

Too much hip rotation in the golf downswing is a common cause of heavy (or fat) iron shots. Here’s how to avoid it The best golfers shift the lead knee and hip towards the target even before the club starts changing direction into the downswing.

What is golf Fatting?

A “fat shot” happens when the golfer’s club hits the ground prior to making contact with the golf ball. In addition to resulting in a terrible shot, hitting the ball fat can also be jarring to a golfer’s hands, wrists and arms, depending on just how “fat” (how badly the club digs into the turf) the shot is.

Why am I hitting my irons fat and thin?

Generally speaking, a thin or fat shot is caused by having your swing center too far behind the ball at impact. This error causes your club to bottom out too far behind the ball and will cause you to hit the ground first (a fat shot) or hit the top of the ball (a thin shot).

Can a strong grip cause fat shots?

Fat shots. One of the other signs of an overly strong grip is the tendency to hit the ball fat, especially on short iron shots. As mentioned above, a strong grip makes it easy to release the club on the way down, and an early release could cause you to stick the club in the ground behind the ball.

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