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I tend to hit behind the ball more than through the ball. Any suggestions or tips for how I can train myself to hit more through the ball?

The first thing you should check is your weight shift. If you are leaving your weight on your back side, it will be hard to hit down on the ball. Hanging back will cause you to either hit the ground before the ball or swing up too soon and top the shot. Make sure you are shifting your weight from the ground up and getting on your front foot before impact. Don't be afraid to let your head and sternum come forward. If you are trying too hard to keep your head down or behind the ball you won't be able to shift your weight through the shot.

Try putting a penny on the ground a few inches in front of your ball. Focus on hitting the penny out onto the range. This will give you the feel of going through the shot to the target rather than just swinging at the ball.

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