Releasing the club too quickly, commonly called "casting," throws off the swing plane, causing the club to hit across the impact area.
It can also promote a hip slide that causes fat shots. Practicing to allow the club head to release naturally and not too high in the backswing can remedy this problem. Jim Hagerty is a writer and journalist who began writing professionally in By Jim Hagerty. Improper weight transfer and dropping the right shoulder can lead to "fat" shots. Sliding the Hips Sliding the hips forward before or at impact causes the body to shift forward, causing the club to drop behind the ball.
So frustrating! This is a common issue with middle handicap golfers and it usually arises from a misconception. Watching golf on TV we often hear commentators say that a player is playing a chip shot off their back foot.
We then watch the player and it looks like the ball is off their back foot. It seems straightforward but is misleading for 2 reasons: The first is that the camera angle is not always good on TV. You will need a tee at least three inches in length, but likely a little longer than this. The notion of playing the ball lined up with your left heel for a right-handed golfer is no longer valid.
We want that big driver to strike the ball on the upswing, thus increasing launch angle and decreasing the ball's spin rate. In order to do this, we must move the ball forward in our stance. That means towards your left foot for a right-handed golfer. This prevents you from slowing down before impact and trying to flip or scoop the ball off the ground. Good iron players really fire that right side, extending the right arm and pushing through with the body.
Think of a shortstop throwing hard to first base for a double play; nothing stays back. Even hitting thin shots usually means your weight is back—instead of crashing into the turf, the club misses the ground and catches the ball when it starts swinging upward.
One of the primary causes for a low drive is hitches in a golfer's swing. For instance, a short backswing usually causes a low drive, as this type of swing limits the actions of the wrist, which help sustain a high, arcing drive. In cases where the wind is low and driving, this is an optimal swing.
However, in picturesque weather conditions, a short backswing can deter a golfer from striking a long, arcing tee shot off the tee box. Use the HTML below. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Edit Cast Episode cast overview, first billed only: Anna Paquin Sookie Stackhouse Stephen Moyer Bill Compton Sam Trammell Sam Merlotte Ryan Kwanten Jason Stackhouse Rutina Wesley Tara Thornton Kevin Alejandro Jesus Velasquez credit only Marshall Allman Tommy Mickens Chris Bauer Andy Bellefleur Kristin Bauer van Straten Pam De Beaufort Nelsan Ellis Lafayette Reynolds Mariana KlavenoMichael Breed, host of 'The Golf Fix,' shows you how to hit a 3 wood more consistently. Watch 'The Golf Fix' Mondays at 7PM ET. Download our instruction app from iTunes or Google play.