October 17, 2017

Tips On Golf Swing: How To Avoid Fat Golf Shots

One of the better tips on golf swing is learning how to avoid hitting fat golf shots. The reason why this is one of the best tips on golf is that a fat golf shot is not likely to fly very far.

How many times have you observed even the best golfers on the planet “chilly-dip” their golf shots. It even happened to the great Arnold Palmer in a major event years ago.

There are several causes for a fat golf shot. They all relate to compromising some fundamental of the swing.

First of all, unless you have established a square alignment and an on line swing path of your club face at final address to the ball, the sole of the club face will not bottom out and strike the ball at the lowest point of its arc, even if there is no manipulation of the club during the swing.

Therefore, when trouble-shooting why you hit a fat golf shot, check the squareness of the club face at the completion of your setup routine.

If you really want to not only establish a square alignment and an on line swing path of your club face at final address but also lock-in such a straight ball flight alignment you should perform one of the Locked-In Golf™ techniques that are available at http://lockedingolf.com.

The second cause of a fat golf shot is ball placement.

I am truly amazed at the number of golfers who center the sole of their club face back from their ball instead of as near to te back of their ball as possible.

If the impact position of their club face replicates it address position, the sole of the club face will bottom out early in the swing, the primary reason for hitting a fat golf shot.

The sweet spot of the club face should be centered as near to the back of the ball as possible while  the club face is simultaneously square to the ball in order to hit a golf ball straight and avoid a chunk golf shot.

Also, in order to hit straight golf shots, the shoulders must be aligned parallel with the target line while the club face is aligned squarely to the back of the ball and to avoid a chunk golf shot.

Assuming these fundamentals are satisfied, a fat golf shot can result from manipulating the club during the golf swing.

If you have established a square club face to the ball at final address, with the sweet spot of the club face centered as near to the back of the ball as possible and, the shoulders aligned parallel with thr target line, why would you manipulate the club during the swing?

Any such manipulation would only cause the club face to bottom out at the wrong spot and perhaps cause a fat golf shot,

 

 

 

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