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Fat and wild 5 wood

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I've been hitting my 5 wood so so recently but the last couple of weeks, I'm hitting it fat a lot and hitting off slicing to the right.  I'm not hitting my irons fat and I'm wondering if I'm possibly dipping down in my backswing.  Could this be one of the causes?

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Check ball position, move it back slightly

If you relax and don't grip it hard in the transition, you might not dip (if you're dipping), or you might not OTT if you start the downswing from the feet up...

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Check ball position, move it back slightly

If you relax and don't grip it hard in the transition, you might not dip (if you're dipping), or you might not OTT if you start the downswing from the feet up...

What do you mean by OTT?

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I'm playing the ball just front of centre.  Maybe slightly further ahead of where I hit a 5 iron.

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What do you mean by OTT?

Most golfers at one time or another, have a poor transition from the top of the swing, begging grabbing the club, and start the downswing with their shoulders - so their shoulders and club face are turned to the left at impact - that move, combined with their path, causes what we call a slice...

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I've been hitting my 5 wood so so recently but the last couple of weeks, I'm hitting it fat a lot and hitting off slicing to the right.  I'm not hitting my irons fat and I'm wondering if I'm possibly dipping down in my backswing.  Could this be one of the causes?

Check your ball position, for a wood off the ground you want it near were you play the long irons, just inside your left armpit.

Also, keep more flex in your front leg through impact. You are not getting your weight forward.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v;=x_NDY2rr8VE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v;=JHNJhIp4AE4

Also work on getting your left hand inline with the ball at impact, or slightly ahead of the ball at impact.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v;=LuNDoIRZilw

Besides that take a video of your swing, post it in the "My Swing" section of the forum to get more in detail advice.

Also, NEVER put the ball further back in your stance to adjust for hitting it fat. That will cause you to have an even steeper angle into the ball causing more fat shots. Get the ball forward and shallow out that swing path a bit. For a 3 wood it should be just a slight down strike on the ball, nothing to steep. If you take a divot, it should be a very shallow one.

Also, i doubt it is dipping down. Its probably not having the weight forward, not having a flat left wrist at impact, and the ball to far back so you are flipping at the ball, hitting the ground first.

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Check your ball position, for a wood off the ground you want it near were you play the long irons, just inside your left armpit.

Also, keep more flex in your front leg through impact. You are not getting your weight forward.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v;=x_NDY2rr8VE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v;=JHNJhIp4AE4

Also work on getting your left hand inline with the ball at impact, or slightly ahead of the ball at impact.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v;=LuNDoIRZilw

Besides that take a video of your swing, post it in the "My Swing" section of the forum to get more in detail advice.

Also, NEVER put the ball further back in your stance to adjust for hitting it fat. That will cause you to have an even steeper angle into the ball causing more fat shots. Get the ball forward and shallow out that swing path a bit. For a 3 wood it should be just a slight down strike on the ball, nothing to steep. If you take a divot, it should be a very shallow one.

Also, i doubt it is dipping down. Its probably not having the weight forward, not having a flat left wrist at impact, and the ball to far back so you are flipping at the ball, hitting the ground first.

Take the above advice.

I tend to play the ball too far forward - so I always look for the simple stuff first.

But yes, get that weight forward … and no flippee

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