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Shallowing out Angle of Attack,,,Now Hitting it Fat.....

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I've been working on my swing to try to eliminate/reduce my over the top move and be less steep into the ball...

I think I'm making progress, but now I'm hittling lot's of Iron shots Fat.

What would be likely cause / cure for this?   I have a theory, but I'd like to hear from the SandTrap experts!

Thanks in advance.

post #2 of 6

Head tipping back - weight not getting far enough forward.

 

If all else is equal, a swing to the left (for a righty) will have a low point that tends to be farther forward than a swing to the right.

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Originally Posted by iacas View Post

Head tipping back - weight not getting far enough forward.

If all else is equal, a swing to the left (for a righty) will have a low point that tends to be farther forward than a swing to the right.

Why does it work that way? I have always struggled to get clean contact (divot after the ball), when I try to swing more right. What can I do to help that?
post #4 of 6

Are you staying centered and getting your weight to your left side on the downswing, hands leading through impact.

post #5 of 6

Do you have some clubs you tend to hit better. The idea here is that your wedges and maybe some short irons you swing can be a bit over the top and work well. As you go up in the bag to your longer stuff you don't want to be over the top and use a shallower angle. In my case I also angle my chest toward the back of the swing from my five iron on up. My wedges I just take it up high and swing. Other tricks are to focus just in front of the ball and think of hitting that spot ahead of your ball.

 

If you think you might be dropping your shoulder think of making a rounder swing. To test if weight transfer is an issue swing the club and take a step with your rear foot as you finish the swing. You have to transfer your weight to do this and Gary Player actually played this way.

post #6 of 6
Changing your swing is a difficult thing, especially when you're dealing with the swing plane. You have to understand that while you're working on one part of your swing, other parts may not necessarily fall apart, but you may not be paying as much attention to them. With a flatter swing, its going to be a little longer and the impact position with your hands and arms is gonna feel different. I would check your shaft angle at impact. I wouldn't be suprised if you were just releasing too early.
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