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Hitting It High

Hitting it High refers to making the ball climb to a higher than normal or average trajectory. Hitting it high can be a problem if it is not intentional as it can result in a loss of distance. Hitting it high on purpose can come in handy when a player needs to clear an object to get to their target. Typically is is desirable to hit the ball high into greens so the ball will grab and hold when it lands.

Hitting It High Tips

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  • Learn to Work the Ball

    During each practice session spend a little time working the ball. Most golfers feel they can't curve the ball left or right, but this is mostly because they have never tried it. Working the ball is easy with just a few adjustments to your set up. Like anything else though, be sure to spend time playing around with it on the practice range so that you will actually have the confidence to try it on the course. I recommend that my students end their practice sessions having some fun working the ball left, right, high and low to let their creative juices flow.

  • A Steep Plane Leads to Pop Ups

    If your swing plane is too steep, you will have a hard time hitting a ball off of tees because you will tend to pop it up. If this is the case, try making a few practice swings where you actually miss the ball by swinging over the top of it. This will give the feeling of a flatter plane and level angle of attack. Make your driver swing feel a little more like baseball to level it out.

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