Why Do You Hit A Golf Ball Thin?

As a result of the arms swinging so much around, it’s not physically possible to hit the bottom of the ball.

With the path being too much from the inside, the club bottoms out too soon force golfers are forced to raise the handle of the golf club through impact, resulting in the thin strike.

How do you fix thin golf shots?

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What causes fat shots in golf?

What Causes a Golfer to Hit It Fat? A noted above, a fat shot is caused by hitting behind the ball: Your golf club contacts the ground before it contacts the golf ball.

Why do you skull a golf ball?

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. And that can be caused by a feeling of trying to help the ball get into the air – a sense that you need to “scoop” the ball up to get it airborne.

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.

How do you hit a low cut golf shot?

Align your body as if you were going to hit a straight shot to the off-side target. Position the ball as you normally would in your stance. Open your stance by pulling back your lead foot about 8 to 9 inches. Pull or drop your foot straight back, not fan, or point, your toes to the left.

What are fat and thin shots in golf?

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. In fact, the best golfers, who are talented enough to hit it slightly thin on purpose, have an expression: “Thin to win,” or “thin it to win it.”

How can I hit my golf ball further?

5 Quick Tips to Hit the Ball Farther

  • Watch Your Grip. First, try adjusting your left hand (for righties) a bit inward so that your knuckles are facing your target.
  • Move Your Hips. Get your hips involved!
  • Shift Your Weight. Transferring your weight is also very important.
  • Keep that Lead Arm Straight.
  • Turn Your Hands Over.

What is chunking in golf?

Chunked or fat shots are often the result of having a “low point,” the vertically lowest point of the swing’s arc, too far behind the ball. What we see with many golfers that chunk their irons is the upper body bends too far forward in the downswing and then stays there during the follow-through.

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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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.

What is the difference between a chip and a pitch?

Chipping vs. Pitching. The most common definition of a chip shot is that it has more ground time than air, with very little carry and more time bouncing and rolling on the green. This shot often occurs very close (within a few yards) from the green and requires a smaller swing than a pitch shot.

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 do you increase trajectory in golf?

By using a few swing and grip techniques, you can hit your irons with a higher trajectory. A higher ball flight can allow you to clear trees and water, add length to your drive or land more softly on greens. Line your golf ball up slightly forward in your stance, and open the clubface a bit to increase the club’s loft.

How do you hit a driver straight?

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