Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Are You Hitting Fat? Check Your Head

By Darren

The “fat shot” means that a golfer is hitting the ground behind the ball instead of the ball itself. This can be a very frustrating habit that takes its toll on your scorecard, not to mention your ego!


Fortunately, there is an easy solution to this problem.


The issue is typically nothing more than your head (yes, your head, not the club head) changing its plane during the swing, which in turn changes the plane of the swing itself. This happens from either dipping your head before impact or allowing your head to sway to the right during the backswing.


The cure is obviously to keep a steady head throughout the entire swing. If hitting fat is a frequent mistake you make, try taking some practice shots and have a partner pay close attention to your head to see if it is dipping or swaying.