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First off, let me state that I'm NOT a huge divot guy. I can still hit the ball first with an iron, bottom out my swing ahead of the ball, but still don't dig alligators from the fairways. Swings we see from PGA tour golfers bottom out 2-4" in FRONT of the ball. My guess is that your divots are more likely starting BEHIND the ball. In this case, taking divots is a clear indication of a 'fat' shot. The shots don't fly far and likely turn left on you. We've all been there, done that and still do with more regularity than any of us would like to admit. What stops the 'fat' shot is moving those hips forward and up, getting weight forward and moving everything slightly forward and toward the target. What you THINK might work is simply moving the ball back in your stance. This will only produce lower ball flight, hooks and less-than-expected distance on your irons. Good luck. You'll get it straightened out! Dave
Merry Christmas!!!! Thank you @Hardspoon for sharing! I haven't pulled the trigger yet but I'm thinking - Would I give up two good weekend rounds of golf at decent courses to better track my statistics for life? Yep- I should... Shoot, might help me win some gift certificates lol -Sincerely, Berry Tempted
My goal is to play one shot at a time and do whatever it takes to make par on the hole I'm playing. When par is risky, then saving bogey becomes the goal. When I'm in deep Sh$t and make worse than bogey, then I'll grind to make a birdie when the opportunity comes up. Par 5's, short par 4's & short par 3's are usually the better chances for birds. That's my approach for every round, especially during tournaments. Club Rat