Re: possible to have good swing but not make a divot?
Originally Posted by brgolf
I disagree. A lot has to do with a shallow or steep descent into the strike. There are many ways to strike a golf ball solidly. Divots tend to be deeper with wedges and shallower as you move up in the bag. Most good drivers of the golf ball have shallow paths and this can also translate into effective iron ball-striking. I've seen good players effectively compress and spin the golf ball without taking a pronounced divot.
The sole of the golf club can make a difference. Game improvement irons tend to have wider soles, rounded leading edges while shot-making clubs like blades tend to have narrower soles and a sharp leading edge that dig.