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Question on Diagnosing Problems:

How to avoid fat shots?
--Jose F. from San Elizario, TX

Hello Jose. Thanks for writing MyGolfInstructor.com. I'm looking forward to working with you.

There are several causes of hitting behind the ball. A few of the most common are:

1) Lack of or poor weight shift through impact
2) Releasing the club early or casting
3) A swing path that is too far inside/out coming into the ball

Without seeing your swing it's impossible for me to say for sure what is causing you to hit fat shots. The usual suspect is weight transfer especially if this is something you just started doing. It is also the easiest to fix so let's start there.

I think you will enjoy this article and that it will really help.

The Chunk:
www.mygolfinstructor.com/instruction/diagnosing-problems/the-chunk/

Also, I'm going to throw in a couple of free drills for you to try that will help you get through the ball better:


Step Through Drill:
Step Through Drill

Chase the Ball Drill:
Chase the Ball Drill

Give these a try and see if it makes a difference. If not, please feel free to write back with the specifics and we will try a different route.
Thanks!

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