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Hi, so il just get straight into it. I usually hit my pw around 100-110 yds and 9/10 it has a nice predictable high trajectory, however sometimes when i take the same shot(in my head) i find it takes off low and fast, similar to the flight of a 6 iron and overshoots by maybe 20 yards. what am i doing wrong?

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You probably have the ball further back in your stance.  If you normally start your swing with your hands in the vicinity of your target side thigh, (Leading hands)  you have de-lofted the club more than you usually do. With the ball in the center of your stance you will have 48 or whatever degrees of loft, as you lead more with your hands that loft decreases. so even if your hands remain the same as you normally have them, if the ball gets further back in your stance you accomplish the same thing--hands further forward, club approach angle more shallow.

Least thats my opinion, its the way you use the same club for all your short shots around the green, sand-wedge for pitches  and for chips.

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Ok i understand, il be vigilant with that this week and see how it goes, thanks for the advice YURSELF
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Do you take a divot or pick in clean when you miss like this? My guess is it was hit thin and the ball only connected near the bottom groove or leading edge of the club. When I miss like this I've lifted my body out of position and don't get back down to the ball, so it's hit thin with no divot.
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Originally Posted by Jwig

Hi, so il just get straight into it. I usually hit my pw around 100-110 yds and 9/10 it has a nice predictable high trajectory, however sometimes when i take the same shot(in my head) i find it takes off low and fast, similar to the flight of a 6 iron and overshoots by maybe 20 yards. what am i doing wrong?

Your loosing your spine tilt. Or to quote another teacher from a certain golf magazine, your loosing your tush line. Basically your hips are getting closer to the ball, which causes you to raise up a bit. This will shift your impact conditions vertically, causing you to hit the ball slightly thin. Your probably doing it just slightly, not a full out thin. I've caught a few SW shots thin, and lucky most of those were 3/4 easy swings, and the ball ends up going the same distance.

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Your loosing your spine tilt. Or to quote another teacher from a certain golf magazine, your loosing your tush line. Basically your hips are getting closer to the ball, which causes you to raise up a bit. This will shift your impact conditions vertically, causing you to hit the ball slightly thin. Your probably doing it just slightly, not a full out thin. I've caught a few SW shots thin, and lucky most of those were 3/4 easy swings, and the ball ends up going the same distance.

Which is precisely why I stopped reading the tips in golf magazines,  "Tush Line" indeed! what the hell is that? Standing too close to the ball? or bending over too far and pushing your butt out? Verbal explanations are tough and most of them are very unclear leaving the reader contorting themselves trying to figure out... What got said and... How can I make my body conform to those words.< /Rant>

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