Skulling the ball often results from a golfer lifting up just before impact – raising his hands, or raising the upper body which in turn lifts the hands.
What is sculling in golf?
“Sculling” (also referred to as “hitting it thin”, “thinning a shot” or “blading”) a golf ball means the lower horizontal edge of the club (where the bottom of the face and the front edge of the sole meet) strikes the golf ball somewhere around the equator of the ball.
Why do I keep hitting the golf ball thin?
Lots of amateurs shorten or bend their arm to prevent them from hitting the ground. This saving move is often required because the golfer’s plane or angle of attack is too steep. Another second common reason behind thin shots is having a very flat swing, involving the arms swinging too much around the body.
What is a fat or thin golf shot?
A thin shot is the opposite of a fat shot (in which the golfer’s club hits the ground before contacting the golf ball). Thinning it is preferable to hitting it fat.
What causes thin iron golf shots?
Stop skulling your irons. Golfers who hit a lot of thin shots tend to swing the club too steeply into the ball. That’s because they slide past the ball on the downswing and have to force the club down to make contact. When they slide too far, they catch only the top half of the ball, hitting it thin.