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I'm hitting fat shots and to the right!!!
--Rene G. from Lakeland, FL

Hi Rene,

Thanks for writing MyGolfInstructor.com. I'm looking forward to helping you with your game.

Hitting fat and right definitely sounds like a swing/plane weight shift combination error. When you are swinging too far from inside/out, it's very easy to drop kick shots if your angle of attack is severe. Basically you are coming from too far behind yourself and hitting the ground first and then catching the ball on the upswing. For this reason some players will also hit shots thin with this approach. If you combine this with falling back or hanging back on your rear side, it doubles the insult.

Without seeing your swing it's difficult form me to say for sure what is going on with your swing plane and why. You may want to send your swing in for analysis at this point so we can see for sure what is going on. In the meantime this is a great drill that will give it the double whammy and help correct both your weight shift and your angle or attack:
Front Foot Only Drill Stop Chunking:
Front Foot Only Drill Stop Chunking

I granted you that one for free to see if it helps. If you give it time, I'm sure it will. Give it a go and let me know how you do.
Thanks!

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