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Better ball striking Going the wrong direction?
We see a lot of golfers missing out on the real sweet feeling of solid iron contact because they’re making either "fat" or "thin" contact.
There are a couple of quite common reasons why some golfers struggle with poor (fat or thin) contact. One is they’re going in the wrong direction.
In this image, in an attempt to get the ball airborne the golfer is trying to strike the ball with an ascending blow by moving their weight away from the target (to their back foot) on the downswing.
During the downswing weight should move from the back foot to the front foot towards the target, encouraging a slightlydescending, ball-first contact.
During the downswing weight should move from the back foot to the front foot towards the target, encouraging a slightly descending, ball-first contact.
Make it solid
You need to strike the ball first with a slight descending trajectory. That ensures your contact is solid and strikes the face in the hitting zone. We have drills that can help you on the practice range. We can also look at your swing and let you know how to improve your ball striking.