Improper Weight Transfer During the backswing, the player’s weight is on the back foot. Failure to naturally transfer the weight through the ball and onto the left commonly causes the club to drop behind the ball. The body and the club must work together in a proper weight transfer.
Why am I hitting the ground first with my irons?
Instead of keeping their upper body over the ball (where the sternum is directly above the ball at impact), they lean back through the contact. This causes the sternum to move away from the target and the lowest point in the swing arc moves back too – causing the player to strike the ground before the ball.
Why do I hit behind the ball when chipping?
From a technical point of view this is generally caused by a lack of upper body rotation through the ball. 2) One of the crucial elements of a good short game is using the bounce of the club correctly. Killer move number two is picture right where the clubhead has moved too quickly around the golfers body.
Why is hitting a golf ball so difficult?
So why is it so hard to hit the golf ball straight? The answer boils down to there factors, where the club face contacts the ball, the angle of the club face at contact, and the swing itself. That is the part of the club that must strike the ball to achieve maximum distance and to keep the ball straight.
Why do I keep hitting my drives into the ground?
Specifically, players who hit ground balls are leaving too much weight on their right foot as they come down into the ball. When your weight gets stuck on your foot in the downswing, the club will bottom out before the ball – meaning it will be on the way back up when it actually arrives at impact.
Why can’t I hit a golf ball off the ground?
If the divot does not take out, or break, the front tee, it means you are not getting enough of your weight moving forward. You aren’t moving your “fixed-point” forward enough in the downswing. If there is no divot at all, then you know that you need to be swinging down at the ball into the ground more.
Should you stay behind the ball on all golf shots?
It is critical that your head position in the golf swing stay behind the ball throughout the entire swing and especially at impact. This is because we need our head behind the ball for maximum release at impact. If your head is in front of the golf ball at impact, you’ll always be robbing yourself of power.
Why do I thin my irons?
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).
Why do I keep hitting my chips fat?
If you tend to hit chips fat more than thin then it could be that your chipping stroke is too steep and you’re digging into the ground too much. Taking a divot is ideal for a full iron shot but when chipping from short grass, you want to simply brush the grass past impact.