• Announcements

    • iacas

      Create a Signature!   02/05/2016

      Everyone, go here and edit your signature this week: http://thesandtrap.com/settings/signature/.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
claytonmeister

Can't hit hardly any clubs from the fairway!????

7 posts in this topic

This is strange... I am new to golf and am getting slightly better, I found my fairway shots to be the worst of the lot? What is this. I think I hit maybe 2 decent mid iron shots all day. I kept topping them. Is it because I still fet I had a lot to do to get near the green? I'm not sure. At the range I'm fine of the deck, on the course, rubbish!? Any tips?
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Want to get rid of this advertisement? Sign up (or log in) today! It's free!

Originally Posted by claytonmeister

This is strange... I am new to golf and am getting slightly better, I found my fairway shots to be the worst of the lot? What is this. I think I hit maybe 2 decent mid iron shots all day. I kept topping them. Is it because I still fet I had a lot to do to get near the green? I'm not sure. At the range I'm fine of the deck, on the course, rubbish!? Any tips?

I used to have a similar problem.  There was 2 reasons I would have problems with fairway shots.  First, I would lift my head up to watch this glorious approach shot that I was in the process of hitting and I didn't want to miss seeing it go straight into the cup.  The other issue I had was not staying down on the ball, with head and shoulders.  I was always good hitting out of the rough because the ball was sort of teed up because the grass underneath it.  I cured both by keeping my head down, staying down on the ball, and by moving the ball a little back in my stance.  I am not an expert by any sense when it comes to teaching others, but this sure has worked for me.  Good Luck.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'll be sure to give this a go. Thanks. It's very frustrating when you hit a lovely tee shot then take maybe 2 or 3 slashes/tops down the fairway, hit a reasonable chip and then a nice putt. You think to yourself there's three shots I could have removed from my round straight away (those being the awful fairway shots)!!? But this, I suppose, is 'par for the course'. Excuse the horrendous pun there.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

slow it down, take half swings until you hit the ball consistently.    No fun to take a full swing and top it every time.    Build up your swing speed once you are making good contact...

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You are probably transferring your weight all over the place.  Maybe try and hit some shots with your feet close together.  You have to stay balanced/centered when you do this.  Then slowly spread your feet slightly farther and farther apart until you are at your regular stance.  Make sure you maintain that centered rotation.

Check out this thread too:

http://thesandtrap.com/t/54540/a-centered-pivot

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards and Achievements

All the tips are great from everyone, here is one my son pointed out one day. I am by no means a pro or a teacher but it helped.

And after many years of killing squirrels, I use it all the time.

On your practice swing make sure you take a divot. I say this because many times your practice swing brushes the top of the grass for what ever reason mental, trying to move your game to fast I really don't know. I will not go to hit the ball until i get that divot. You may start digging a trench and hitting it short at first but you will adjust and the ball will start getting in the air.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Originally Posted by cipher

You are probably transferring your weight all over the place.  Maybe try and hit some shots with your feet close together.  You have to stay balanced/centered when you do this.  Then slowly spread your feet slightly farther and farther apart until you are at your regular stance.  Make sure you maintain that centered rotation.

Check out this thread too:

http://thesandtrap.com/t/54540/a-centered-pivot


+1.  Keep the club on plane, rotate (don't sway back, it'll kill you every time), get your weight going forward.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Want to join this community?

    We'd love to have you!

    Sign Up
  • 2016 TST Partners

    GAME Golf
    PING Golf
    Lowest Score Wins
  • Posts

    • 1 Iron Golf Clubs
      So...finally broke 90 the other day....would have been better but for cored and sanded greens. Never struck the ball so well. Have been trialing the "Bobby Clampett" Impact Zone training, and focusing on a point forward of the ball...working a treat so far and my irons are way more solid. Time will tell whether it is a flash in the pan or a good move, but the range session are very encouraging. Played since xmas at all?
    • Donald Trump for president?
      Notice this comment ;)  Yea but he's been doing that since he's been in office. At least he hasn't wavered away from his agenda for how ever long he's been in office. He's not going to pass it. He's going to try.  Trump doesn't have an agenda except to his own ego. He doesn't care about America. He doesn't care about the American people. He's uses to screwing as many people over as possible. Heck, why not add Washington to the list.  For me I think Trump just sat back and thought, "you know what I can win the presidency." Then he's going about doing it. It's all about vanity nothing else.   
    • How Do You Decide Where to Play Golf
      This is a more difficult question for me to answer than it once was, so I selected "Other".   If I play locally, then I only have a couple of choices.  But this year I rejoined the Men's Club at my old home course, so that has now become my current home course even though it's a 2½ hour drive (about 150 miles).  I also play several other courses just as I feel like it, no one course by price because I can get varying deals at 30 or 40 Colorado courses with my Avid Golfer Passport.   A lot depends on how far I feel like driving, it may depend on when my brother drives down from Idaho to play for a few days, and it just depends on what I feel like.
    • Donald Trump for president?
      Isn't Bernie doing the same thing?  He's leading a witch hunt against big business and the wealthy.  Do you really believe he's going to pass a 90% income tax on the wealthy, outlaw guns, provide better free healthcare, increase the minimum wage to $15+ country wide and provide free college to everyone? They are both snake oil sales people appealing to the lowest common denominators of their parties.  Bernie may be more sincere about his beliefs, but that could just mean he's crazier too.
    • Jack or Tiger: Who's the Greatest Golfer?
      But that stat goes directly to Tiger's lack of longevity (to this point in time).  If he hadn't had the issues that he's had, he wouldn't have missed all of those recent starts.  I don't see how you can diss Jack for being competitive over a longer period, and then still making many starts (which attracted more money to the events just by his presence) after his competitive career was past.  I don't know what the numbers work out to age for age to the point when Tiger was no longer starting in Majors, but that has to be a more telling number.
  • TST Blog Entries

  • Images

  • Today's Birthdays

    1. glinks
      glinks
      (43 years old)
  • Blog Entries