What Causes Fat Shots In Golf?

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.

What does it mean when you hit a golf shot fat?

Hitting the ball fat is when you hit the ground before the ball and as a result you have grass and dirt get between the club and the ball. The result to your performance is you lose distance. Angle of attack: The farther back the steeper the club will come down on the ball.

What causes fat iron shots in golf?

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.

What causes chunked shots?

Chunked or fat shots are often the result of having a “low point,” the vertically lowest point of the swing’s arc, too far behind the ball. What we see with many golfers that chunk their irons is the upper body bends too far forward in the downswing and then stays there during the follow-through.

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