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When the club head strikes the ground first before the ball, the term is hitting it ‘fat’, resulting in a poor strike and a lack of distance.
The solution is to shift the lower point of the downswing further forward. You need to feel that the shaft and bodyweight are more forward at impact than they were at address.
Try this practice drill to improve your contact:
On the practice tee place a scorecard a couple of inches behind the ball and secure it to the ground with a tee peg in each corner.
As you swing down into impact, try to miss the card and contact the ball first. A great drill for pure crisp strikes!
If you would like to know more about improving your golf game, book a lesson with a Royal Golf Club PGA teaching professional by calling 17750777.
Head to the Royal Golf Club’s academy on Friday or Saturday and you’ll be able to try out the new AeroBurner, pictured right, and R15 drivers from TaylorMade. Entry is free and everyone is welcome.
A representative from TaylorMade and the club’s PGA professionals will be on hand to offer information and advice. For more details, call 17750777.