Originally Posted by Kol2nas
Could anyone give me a hint on whats going on? I worked on the drill that Beachcomber posted above (maintaining my flying wedge better) and seems like it is working so far. I gained a few yards of distance, but I used to hit quite a few fat shots before working on this drill and after I started working on that the amount of fat shots increased dramatically... but only on shortest irons and wedges... Divots are wide, more or less aiming at my target, they are not deep (they don't even reach roots of grass) but they are so long... sometimes more than a foot!
Too bad I couldn't capture any of my swings on course, but maybe someone has the idea what is going on from what I described here?
Sounds like a low point issue. A few things to check... But first, lets use this video for comparison sake:
Luke Donald has a very solid golf swing, and is one of the better players on tour, and a big reason for his success is his ball striking, in particular his irons. Therefore I believe there is a lot of good things you can learn from his swing.
1.) Setup / Address: He has nice knee bend and waist bend such that his right and left arms hang at address. His hands are placed onto the club above the knees, but below the waist - about midpoint to the quad. Make sure your address is nice and balanced.
2.) Notice that his head is very steady on the swing - it is not moving left to right of the video (toward or away from the ball) - very steady head.
3.) His inclination to the ground - upper body spine is very consistent throughout the swing... He isn't standing up - he can do this by sliding or bumping his left hip toward the target to start his downswing.
Work on these things and it will help you with your low point.