Quick Answer: Why Can’t I Hit A Golf Ball Off The Ground?

Why do I hit ground balls in golf?

Specifically, players who hit ground balls are leaving too much weight on their right foot as they come down into the ball.

When your weight gets stuck on your foot in the downswing, the club will bottom out before the ball – meaning it will be on the way back up when it actually arrives at impact.

How do I stop missing the golf ball?

  • Section 1: Improving your ball skills is key to stop topping the ball.
  • Move the ball back in your stance.
  • Deliver your club on the right arc into the ball.
  • Don’t hit the ball too hard.
  • Keep your eyes on the ball.
  • Section 2: Posture will make you top the ball if not done right.
  • Maintain correct posture throughout your swing.

How do you lift a golf ball?

A good drill for you to do is set up to hit a shot, then push a tee into the ground an inch in front of the ball. Make a swing trying to hit the tee out of the ground in front of the ball. Make sure you always hit the golf ball first (not the ground), with your hands ahead of the club head.

How far should you hit a 7 iron?


ClubMen’s Average DistanceWomen’s Average Distance
7-iron140 yards120 yards
8-iron130 yards110 yards
9-iron120 yards100 yards
Pitching wedge110 yards90 yards

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How far does Tiger Woods hit a 7 iron?

According to Golf Digest, Tiger hits the driver an average of 285 yards with carry. His long irons (2- to 4-iron) range from 250 to 200 yards. His middle irons (5, 6, 7) range from 208 to 172 yards. His 8-iron travels 158 yards, and 9-iron flies 142.

What happens when you miss the ball in golf?

You count a stroke anytime you swing at the ball— even if you miss it. Practice swings are not counted as strokes. If you cause the ball to accidentally move when in the fairway, rough or on the green, you normally incur a 1- stroke penalty under Rule 18 and you must replace your ball.

Why are my golf shots low?

If your head moves forward during your downswing you’ll hit down on the ball too much resulting in a lower than optimal ball flight. So many golfers I come across hit the ball too low. Some of those golfers even try to hit the ball low. There are a lot of reasons why you might be hitting the ball too low.

Why am I topping the golf ball?

Topping the Golf Ball is Often Caused by a Chain Reaction…

The problem could be that your legs are too overactive or you could be thrusting your hips in towards the ball – which in turn will cause your torso and head to lift. Take a look at this video on how to stop topping the golf ball…

How do you hit a driver straight?

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How do you hit a golf ball pure?

How To Pure Your Irons And Hit More Greens

  1. GET SET OVER THE BALL. Your ball position should be the same for every iron shot: in line with the logo on your shirt (1).
  2. SWING WIDE TO THE TOP. Many golfers lose their width going back, meaning their arms collapse and their hands get close to their head.

How do I get more loft on my driver?

Place the ball just off of your front foot in the front of your stance (left foot for right-handed players). This will allow you to hit the ball as your swing is ascending, creating more loft on the shot. Tee the ball as high as you comfortably can. The legal limit for tee length is 4 inches.

How far should I hit a pitching wedge?

Men typically hit their pitching wedge from 100 to 140 yards, depending on their skill level, while women hit the same club from 70 to 120 yards. Beginners often find they do not achieve these distances, but their distances will increase as their swing improves.

Do golf clubs wear out?

And their irons do not wear out evenly. Just like with amateurs, they tend to practice most with the same one or two clubs, such as a 4-iron and 7-iron, so those clubs wear out faster than the others. As grooves in irons slowly wear over time, different shortcomings arise.

How far should a beginner golfer drive the ball?

Woods. A driver can be used to hit a ball about 150 yards for a beginner, 220 yards for an average player, and over 300 yards for a professional.