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I am hitting the ground about 2-4 inches behind the ball and skipping the club into the ball. It is causing me to lose lots of distance. Are there any drills that will help me to make better contact?
--Trent C. from Florence, SC

Hi Trent. Thanks for writing MyGolfInstructor.com. I'm really looking forward to helping you improve.

Hitting that far behind the ball sounds like it is coming from 2 sources:

- Your weight transfer
- Your release

The first thing we need to do is make sure you are getting your weight through the ball. It is important to get you onto your front foot before impact so you can hit down and through the shot and take a nice divot.

This article here will better explain the chunk:

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

I will also give you 2 drills to try for free:
Front Foot Only Drill Stop Chunking:
Front Foot Only Drill Stop Chunking

Towel Drill for Chunking:
Towel Drill for Chunking

I think these will give you a really good feel coming into the ball and enable you to bottom out at the correct point in your arc. Give them a try and see if it makes a difference. If not, we may need to get you working on a later release. This article here will help explain how to get to perfect impact:

Impact: Getting To Perfect Impact:
www.mygolfinstructor.com/instruction/diagnosing-problems/impact-getting-to-perfect-impact/

Best of luck and let me know how it goes.

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