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Pop Up

A Pop Up is used to define a shot where the ball shoots straight up into the air with very little distance. This is the result of a severley steep angle of attack coming into the ball, although it can occasionally be due to a tee that was too high. When the club comes down too steeply, the clubhead dives under the ball making contact at the very top of the clubface. The ball then shoots straight up with very little forward movement.

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  • 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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